DIG 21: Toussaint to Move | Sib Y Osis
Friday 8 October at the Gallery of Modern Art (Part of GoMA at 25)
11.30am to 12 noon and 1pm to 1.30pm
Free to attend on a first come, first served basis
Saturday 9 October at Queens Park Arena
2.30pm to 3pm and 4pm to 4.30pm
Free, advance booking required>
Sib Y Osis is a dance theatre performance encapsulating a journey of contentment, play, fear, rage and joy. A trio performed by two dancers and a musician.
This is a story exploring an emotive journey shared by siblings living in a state of spirit and dance, opposed by a shifting environment of pain and celebration. Drawing on the feelings of oppressed people in the current reawakening of the political right wing, it takes inspiration from historical and present systems of discrimination, activism and spirituality.
This work draws power from the elating spirit to bring relief from the struggle.
Recommended for ages 8+
Highly Visual /No or little text
Sib Y Osis is commissioned by Serendipity for BHM Live. Supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England. Developed at Irie Dance Theatre and RJC Dance.
Akeim Toussaint Buck is an interdisciplinary performer and maker born in Jamaica and raised in England. Since graduating from the Northern School of Contemporary Dance in 2014 Akeim has been involved in multiple cross-artform projects with a wide range of artists and communities from around the world. The aesthetic of his work combines skills such as: dance, film, poetry, beat-box, singing and acting, fused to create performances that tell stories capable of bridging the intersections of a variety of audiences.
Akeim's work has been supported by Yorkshire Dance, Leeds Playhouse, Leeds Inspired, IRIE! Dance Theatre, Spin Arts, Serendipity, NSCD, Sadlers Wells and Arts Council England.
His choreographic work includes: Snakebox's PLAY, solo work; Windows of Displacement & Reckoning, choreographic work; Sib Y Osis, Beatmotion and Souls & Cells. Film work includes Galvanise and Displaced.
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