Marikiscrycrycry / $elfie$

$elfie$ is is the third performance work in a series built around the ontologies of Black and Queer aesthetics against our current political moment.

Operating with an expanded and leaky choreographic proposition, $elfie$ reneges the imprints of the contemporary moment and places them in high-relief. In full view, it suggests another world that looks at/away from/and fiercely transverses the emotional landscapes of allostatic load (the wear and tear of the body due to repeated stress) alongside unabashed, unapologetic joyousness, the advent of political melancholia and ambivalence to extreme forms of desire and violence.

An unravelling work, $elfie$ holds the mirror to the audience and at the same time extricates itself into an existential and resistant aesthetic force–and that force says no to authoritarianisms stranglehold on our present and future aesthetics.

Marikiscrycrycry is Malik Nashad Sharpe’s choreographic project.

$elfie$ is commissioned by Fierce and The Marlborough Pub and Theatre, Brighton and supported by Arts Council England’s Grants for the Arts and Diverse Actions with additional support from Chisenhale Dance Space.

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Aniela Piasecka / Freestyle Baby

Freestyle Baby is a work in-progress bringing together spill your guts/ keep your dignity text and sickly sweet hyperactive movement.

Laoise / I gotta let you…

"man is afraid of both sex and death. That's why they are taboos. We remain silent about these two things. We have remained silent for centuries and centuries. They are taboo subjects, they should not even be mentioned. The moment they are mentioned something starts trembling within us. "

Live music and performance work in progress, in collaboration with the Dutty Professor.

Nima Séne & Company

For very real circumstances* we cannot show the performance but are delighted to screen former band ICHI PINKS's “Kubanerin” music video directed by Nima Séne and Daniel Hughes instead.