Full Commission – Dandyism
Patrick Ziza’s first full length work aims to explore and challenge views on black masculinity. Using dandyism as its vehicle, this piece will investigate, undermine and subvert the preconceptions of how a black male should act, dress or communicate his personality. The work aims at re-imagining of black male identity; thus, provoking a discussion on what it means to be a man. By acquainting the wider audiences with ‘the dandies,’ the black male identity – which is often marginalised, misunderstood, and misconstrued – will be shown as one which celebrates humanity, self-empowerment, masculinity as well as femininity.