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Using a canvas of sound which incorporates live drums, we journey in and out of a rhythmical dialogue between poetry, breakdance and theatrical movement. The riveting bespoke language Azara creates, allows her to tackles themes of isolation, ostracism, homophobia, racism and classism. Through experiencing these personal, climatic scenarios, Azara illuminates her discrimination.
For Azara this is just another day and night. But for you this is a real story and one to be heard.
"Riding the rhythms of playfully sharp language… this was a heartening, thoughtful show from a generous, gifted artist." - Donald Hutera (The Times)
"Meghie is an ebullient and engaging artist with I suspect – a great deal more to say" - Graham Watts
“Azara is brilliant, her energy is infectious. Love the Rastafarian drumming and house music combined. Her eloquent, witty poetry draws us into her personal story of racism and homophobia” - Audience Quote
Age Recommendation: 12+
Please note: The performance contains swearing and references to drug use.
TUE 10 SEP: Free post-show talk in Studios 1 & 2
Stay after the show for a Q&A with the artist.
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Emerging choreographer and poet, Azara Meghie, uses poetry, breakdancing and theatre, to share her personal politics on sexuality, gender, racism, classism and homophobia. Azara aims to identify the struggles faced in trying to maintain individuality, but also highlighting the cultural limitations, beliefs and society’s stereotypes that she does not adhere to.
Throughout her developing career, Azara has worked with a variety of artists such as, playwright Roy Williams, Company 3, Talawa Theatre Company, Duckie, Ella Mesma Company and Some Voices, performing at venues/festivals including Sadler’s Wells Theatre and The London Olympic Opening Ceremony 2012.
Azara’s own choreographic work has been performed at Talawa Firsts, Rich Mix, Hackney Showrooms, The Royal Vauxhall, Yorkshire Dance, The Place, Oval House, and Streatham Space Project, with residencies at Metal Culture (Time and Space), and Spin Arts Artists Studio (Dance Studio Leeds).
Supported by Arts Council England, Spin Arts, Duckie, Talawa, New London Performing Arts Centre, Ovalhouse and Metal Culture
Duration: 60 mins
Venue: at The Place
This event is part of Autumn Season 2019