Wild Card returns with more offerings from a new generation of artists, invited to curate their own night. This January, we welcome Akeim Toussaint Buck to the Lilian Baylis Studio to present his Wild Card, Radical Visions.
The evening will showcase artists who work with the themes of social transformation and diasporic identity, celebrating the resilience and deep joy of their communities whilst highlighting the oppression and trauma they face. The experiences, creativity and wisdom of people from the margins of society will be at the centre, shifting the narrative to move beyond preconceptions and expand consciousness.
London-based dance duo FUBUNATION present a preview of the powerful new all-male quintet Black Is…, unpacking black identity and culture. Alethia Antonia performs an extract of her solo Inscribed In Me: a visceral expression of repairing the mind and soul from traumatic experiences. The evening also includes Displaced, created in collaboration with Ashley Kerrell, a cinematic reimagining of Toussaint’s critically acclaimed solo ‘Windows of Displacement’. Exploring race, identity, unity and power. Threaded through the evening will be live music and spoken word performances.