Fountain
24 Sept – 30 Oct 2022

Picturehouse Cinemas

Fountain  by Alexandrina Hemsley
Fountain by Alexandrina Hemsley

Introducing FOUNTAIN a unique film from dancer Alexandrina Hemsley’s company Yewande 103 which blends dance and digitally created watery environments.

This trailblazing, powerful work draws on the

symbolism of water as inevitably linked to Black histories, experiences and mental health.

Guided by a tightly woven improvisational movement score created by director and choreographer Hemsley, dancers Shahada Nantaba, Rickay Hewitt-Martin and Rudzani Moleya cycle through multiple and expansive states. Contrasting digital visual effects splash, vibrate, drench and flood the screen as the trio shift between being seen, mirrored and camouflaged by water.

FOUNTAIN situates itself amidst the colliding range and scale of experiences within Black subjectivities that water evokes: from the play of running through fountains in the summer, to the significance of oceanic passages and the impacts of colonial carving up of water and selves within Black existences.

Touring at Picturehouse Cinemas from the 24 September to 30 October – each screening will include either a special Q&A with Hemsley or exclusive behind-the-scenes footage.

All audience members will receive a free printed zine, featuring director Alexandrina Hemsley’s cut of text and images from Fountain, and space for the audience’s own reflections.

See full listings below. for £5.99 for under 25s.
£10 tickets – Use Code: PRO10000000012245
£5.99 – under 25s in London
£4.99 – under 25s outside of London

FOUNTAIN + BEHIND THE SCENES SHORT
Fountain behind-the-scenes traces Yewande 103 creative team’s journey of rehearsal and filming the movement score for Fountain, the dance artists speak to their experiences of dancing and moving with their lived experiences of loss, joy and intimacy.

Sat 24 Sep, 15.00 | Cambridge Arts
Sun 25 Sep, 18.00 | Hackney
Sun 2 Oct, 16.00 | Finsbury Park
Sat 8 Oct, 13.00 | Cinema City, Norwich

FOUNTAIN + Q&A WITH DIRECTOR ALEXANDRINA HEMSLEY
In 2020, Alexandrina founded Yewande 103 out of a commitment to work across dance and healthcare spaces to create tender, compassionate encounters with creativity.
Sat 8 Oct, 17.45 | Duke’s At Komedia, Brighton
Sat 15 Oct, 16.00 | Cameo, Scotland
Sat 22 Oct, 16.00 | FACT, Liverpool
Sun 30 Oct, 16.00 | Ritzy, Brixton

Fountain is touring in partnership with Picturehouse Cinemas and Dark Matter.

NEED TO KNOW: Antigone is at Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre 3-24 Sept 2022.