This month, see a dance show to get you thinking in London. Sound, visuals and choreography come together for a dynamic performance by two dancers at Battersea Arts Centre (BAC). Grin is a masquerade of dance sculptures where body and costume are accompanied by a pulsating sound score.
Created by director and choreographer Mele Broomes, this shimmering and energetic piece subverts hypersexualised notions of African and Caribbean dance. Through the movement of dancers Divine Tasinda and Kemono L. Riot, Grin builds a conversation around community, friendship and support.
In the piece, there’s a significant focus on black love and other experiences of interiority. First presented at Dance International Glasgow 2019, this dance performance explores resistance and ownership. It’s called Grin because of the need for people to smile through oppression, to pretend to be something they’re not.
When: On until 27th May 2022 (Performance on 23rd is socially distanced and show on 26th is audio described)
Where: Battersea Arts Centre, Lavender Hill, London SW11 5TN
£: Tickets are Pay What You Can with a recommended price of £16. Suitable for ages 12+
More info: bac.org.uk/whats-on/grin