Presented by Trinity Centre
Issues surrounding migration, home, borders and identity pose some of the biggest questions of our time.
Akeim Toussaint Buck (Toussaint To Move) addresses these and more in his new, timely, dance theatre solo show: Windows of Displacement. Through the contextual lens of imperialism, colonialism and global displacement, he weaves a story that speaks to the lived experiences and human lives that are entangled in the politics of power and oppression.
Using his own journey of migration from Jamaica to the UK as a catalyst, Akeim Toussaint Buck brings together dance, spoken word and song to tell a story that is both deeply personal and universal. Toussaint presents the threads connecting oppression, from the Transatlantic Slave Trade, to the current mining and exploitation of the Congo, from the micro to the macro, from the past to present.
Windows of Displacement is co-written by Zodwa Nyoni.
Stay around for a post-show chat back hosted by IGNiTE Associate Artist Ella Mesma from 8:40-9:00pm
Sign up to Akeim’s creative dance workshop, 23 March 11am – 1pm.
About Toussaint To Move
Akeim is a multifaceted performing artist, born in Jamaica and raised in England. He seeks to create moving, thought provoking, accessible, organised and free spirited projects. Since graduating from the Northern School of Contemporary Dance with a first-class honours Bachelor degree in Performing Arts, Akeim has been involved in multiple cross disciplinary programmes with a wide range of artists and communities from around the world. His focus as a maker and collaborator is to combine expressive skills such as dance, writing, film, poetry, beat-box, singing and acting to create performances that tell stories to bring together diverse audiences.