Heather Agyepong’s powerful new solo performance The Body Remembers, explores how trauma lives in the body, particularly for Black British women across different generations.
Through a unique and compelling relationship between the audience and artist, it creates a collective cathartic experience.
Created and performed by multidisciplinary artist and actor Heather Agyepong, the show features interviews of Black British women in trauma recovery.
“To give love to our inner selves we must first give attention, recognition and acceptance. Having let ourselves know that we will not be punished for acknowledging who we are or what we feel we can name the problems we see” - bell hooks, author of Sisters of the Yam: Black Women & Self-Recovery.
The performance is inspired by the therapeutic practice of Authentic Movement with Agyepong as The Mover and the audience as The Witness. Dynamic projections and an immersive soundscape help the audience re-discover the power of self-reflection as the start of recovery and healing. Co-created by Imogen Knight (movement) and Gail Babb (dramaturgy), The Body Remembers creates a space for audience and artist to attend to themselves and each other.
Age Recommendation: 16+
Please note: At the end the audience are invited to leave when they’re ready or look at the objects used in the performance that will remain on stage.
Click HERE to read an interview with Heather Agyepong and Theatre Weekly.
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This is a live performance in The Place theatre.
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Created and performed by: Heather Agyepong
Dramaturg and Co-Creator: Gail Babb
Movement Director and Co-Creator: Imogen Knight
Video Designer: Gillian Tan
Sound Designer: Donato Wharton
Associate Sound Designer: Raffaela Pancucci
Stage Managers: Tanya Stephenson and Stella Kailides
Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist: Dawn Estefan
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The Body Remembers is produced by Fuel, with support from Arts Council England, Wellcome Trust, the Esmee Fairbairn and the Jerwood New Work Fund.
Duration: 50 mins
Venue: at The Place
This event is part of Spring Season 2022