Created in response to the UK’s societal climate, performance festival Shipbuilding from Certain Blacks takes place in February 2022.
Named after Elvis Costello’s symbolic anti-war song and reflecting upon the climate of C19, Brexit and Black Lives Matter, each of the four shows has been created from true stories, whether autobiographical or observed. As well, Shipbuilding seeks to explore what it is to be British and diverse in these challenging times.
Staged at Rich Mix, Shipbuilding features A Night’s Game from Alleyne Dance from twins Kristina and Sadé Alleyne inspired by stories of imprisonment and confinement.
DICK – One Man in 1000 is Richard Stamp’s frank solo drawn from his experiences of Penile Cancer.
Brixton wordsmith Abstract Benna showcases his compelling body of work as he launches new EP Out Of Darkness then finally, Certain Blacks presents Black Sheep from Livia Kojo Alour AKA MisSa.
Livia performs internationally as a dazzling burlesque artist and sword swallower. Black Sheep is both a candid autobiographical show and a euphoric reclamation of her core identity and ongoing fortitude.