Many Lifetimes - Yewande 103 (Preview) - Dance City

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Many Lifetimes - Yewande 103 (Preview)

Fri 28 Jun 2024 7:30pm
Running time: approx 1 hour 15 minutes
Age: All
Tickets: £15.00
Concessions: £12.50
Many Lifetimes; A community of transforming solos by Yewande 103.
A new work in the round by interdisciplinary dance company Yewande 103, accompanied by live music from Bianca Wilson and Femi Oriogun-Williams.

Join us for a gentle evening of mesmerising solos and witness movement tenderly transforming between one performer and the next.

Many Lifetimes is steeped in personal archives around change, loss, acts of remembrance and the passage of time.

Touch Tour

Starting at 6.30pm, we invite you to a pre-show touch tour as a way of accessing a sensorial introduction into the production Many Lifetimes. This touch tour has been crafted by SoundScribe, an audio description and accessibility collective and will be led by Shivaangee Agrawal in collaboration with the Yewande 103 Creative Team. This is open to the performance ticket holders and will include:

An audio-described walkthrough of the space and theatre
An elaborated introduction to the themes of the work, including the Director Alexandrina Hemsley's perspective
An elaborated introduction to the performing cast and wider creative team, with insights into the movement vocabulary and score
Tactile exploration of the overhanging canopy, costume, and other elements of the set with Set Designer Rūta Irbīte
Introduction by the Sound Designer Bianca Wilson to the array of folk instruments in the show with an opportunity to handle and hear them.

Please arrive before 6.30pm, a member of the Dance City team will then bring you to the entrance to the Theatre. The duration of the tour is 30 minutes.


Concept, Creative Direction and Choreography: Alexandrina Yewande Hemsley

Dance Movement Collaborators: Pierre Babbage, Alexandrina Yewande Hemsley, Rickae Hewitt-Martin, Greta Mendez, Rudzani Moleya, B Solomon, Alice Tatge

Production: Metal & Water, Nancy May Roberts, Elsabet Yonas

Sound Design & Composition: Bianca Wilson, Femi Oriogun-Williams, Ray Aggs

Set Co-Design: Rūta Irbīte, Alexandrina Yewande Hemsley

Set Fabrication and installation: Rūta Irbīte

Costume Design: Abiola Onabule

Costume Collages: Alexandrina Yewande Hemsley

Text: Alexandrina Yewande Hemsley

Rehearsal Direction: Angel Dust

Accessibility Coordinator: Sensoria, Saskia Horton

Audio Description - SoundScribe, Shivaangee Agrawal and Elaine Joseph

Special thanks to Chiron Stamp for design collaboration and to Frances Morgan for dance movement collaboration in the research and development period at Battersea Arts Centre.

Special thanks to Ana Grotta and Reiss Dendie

Many Lifetimes has been commissioned by Dance City and the Gillian Dickinson Fund, FABRIC and Battersea Arts Centre. Additional development support has been funded by Art Council England.
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