Sat 6 Apr

The Sick of The Fringe: Double Bill - HighRise Theatre / V/DA


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Double Bill: HighRise Theatre - #UKDrillProject / V/DA - GRIN

HighRise Theatre - #UKDrillProject

With violent crimes involving inner-city young people rising over the last 3 years, UK Drill Music has been blamed both by politicians and the media as the cause for this spike.

In the meantime, young people’s services are continuing to be cut, gentrification is forcing families apart and a rise in racism both structurally and on the streets leaves young people of colour disillusioned, lacking role models and turning to crime to support themselves.

This brand new cross-art form show by HighRise explores the links between musicality and criminality offering a critical voice to a subculture and its inhabitants.

Original UK Drill music, multimedia and a poetic collection of beats and riffs underscore this rowdy production which puts the state on trial for this spike in youth violence.

Pre-Show Exhibition
Why not come at 4.30pm to enjoy High Rise Theatre’s pre-show ‘exhibiton’/ rave in the Theatre Bar

Production Credits:
Devised by: HighRise Theatre
Director: Dominic Garfield
Music: Kwame ‘KZ The producer’ Armah JR

V/DA - Grin (Excerpt)

A  spectacle of sound and visuals, Grin masquerades and undermines colonial hierarchies of power.

The  fusion of contemporary dance, dancehall, Krump and Poppin is rooted in our own experiences within the African Diaspora. They are distinct in physicality but they resonate in their similarity. Grin flips the continued narratives of Caribbean dance styles being solely exotic and hyper sexualised in our society. Reclaiming how our black bodies are seen, triumphing over how they are objectified and demonised. Grin is a celebratory performance. Welcome to the carnival.

Production Credits:
Director & Choreographer: Mele Broomes 
Dancer & Collaborator: Kemono L.Riot and  DivineTasinda
Music Composer: Patricia Panther 
Costume Design: Zephyr Liddell

V/DA present a short excerpt at Grin. The full show will premier at Dance International Glasgow October 2019.

V/DA - Grin: Biographies

Mele Broomes
Mele Broomes is an award winning choreographer she presented the Total Theatre Award in association with The Place for best dance at Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2018 for her VOID a V/DA and MHz production in association with Feral.

Mele is a Black British choreographer, director, dancer and experimental vocalist. Mele embodies stories from the collective consciousness. Creating visceral and sensory collaborations through her ancestral inheritance. Activating social questions. Remembering and celebrationIng.

Mele has choreographed and performed nationally and internationally at , Dance International Glasgow, OFTTA (Montreal), danceGATHERING (Lagos), The Centre For The Less Good Ideas (Johannesburg), Tramway (Glasgow), Bloc Party (Lagos), Dance Live (Aberdeen), GREC Festival (Barcelona) to name a few and has collaborated with Mushroom Hour Half Hour (Johannesburg), Eva Yufra (Barcelona), Lindiwe Matshikiza (Johannesburg), Zephyr Liddell (Glasgow), Ashanti Harris (Glasgow), Patricia Panther (Glasgow),  Sabrina Henry (UK), Story Board P (New York) amongst others.

Founder of multi-disciplinary collaborative collective V/DA.  and co-founder along side Ashanti Harris and Rhea Lewis of Project X Scotland. Project X celebrates dance from the African Caribbean Diaspora in Scotland for adults and children.

Lebe Sinanduku
Lebe mostly known by my stage name Kemono L.Riot.  Representing  Scotland;  crew Goblynz. Originally  from  Congo  and raised  in  Glasgow, Scotland,  Lebe  has  been  dancing  since  being young,   starting   with   African   culture   dance streaming into Street Dance; his main styles are in  the  art  form  of Hip  Hop,  Krump  and Poppin which  are carried  through  his choreography. Lebe has performed at the Breakin Convention, Olympic  Opening   and for artists such as Sneakbo,  Mark  Angel and  recently  came  off performing  for  Jax  Jones; also competing  and battling  at  Got  to  Dance,  UDO,  HHI  (HipHop International), PYB and more.

Divine Amy Tasinda
Divine  started  dancing  from  a  very  young  age and  soon  enough,  fell  in  love  with  Dancehall and hip hop, discovering important elements of dance  and  training  in  these  forms. Divine  is a member of Goblynz, AKO and The House of   Arkiteks   crews.  She  has performed at Breakin' Convention  and  the  Commonwealth closing  ceremony,  and  has  worked  with  Jax Jones,  as  well as choreographing  music videos for  Mark  Angel  and  Amore Azina.  She is currently  teaching and aiming to inspire all around the world.


Times: 5.30pm
Duration: 120 mins
Venue: at The Place

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Spring 2019

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