Windows Of Displacement

Toussaint To Move

Dance & Physical Theatre
21 Mar, 21 Mar, 22 Mar
Forge - The Vaults, Leake Street
15:00
£11.00
1hr 00m
12+
Feel Good Physical Theatre Political
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Windows Of Displacement

Issues surrounding migration, home, borders and identity pose some of the biggest questions of our time. Akeim Toussaint Buck addresses these and more in his new, timely, dance theatre solo show: Windows of Displacement. Through the contextual lens of imperialism, colonialism and global displacement, he weaves a story that speaks to the lived experiences and human lives that are entangled in the politics of power and oppression.
“It always sounds a bit pompous to describe a show as being ‘important’, but that’s exactly what Windows of Displacement is. The fact that it manages to deliver its message while still being accessible, thought-provoking and immensely uplifting is a tribute to its creator.”

John Murphy taken from a review written for Exeunt Magazine 2018

Using his own journey of migration from Jamaica to the UK as a catalyst, Akeim Toussaint Buck brings together dance, spoken word and song to tell a story that is both deeply personal and universal. Through delving into his own journey, the audience is presented with a recent history of humanity. In this way, Toussaint Buck presents the threads connecting oppression, from the Transatlantic Slave Trade, to the current mining and exploitation of the Congo, from the micro to the macro, from the past to present.

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About Toussaint To Move

Toussaint To Move was established in 2015, founded by artistic director, Akeim Toussaint Buck. Akeim is an interdisciplinary performer and maker, born in Jamaica and raised in England. Toussaint To Move’s intention is to create moving, thought provoking, accessible and free spirited projects. The work challenges, enlightens and entertains audiences and participants. Audiences are not just observers; they are implicit in the experience. The work aims to reflect on reality, looking at on going socio-political issues, with a humanitarian intention.

Since graduating from the Northern School of Contemporary Dance with a first-class honours Bachelor degree in Performing Arts, Akeim has been involved in multiple cross disciplinary programmes with a wide range of artists and communities from around the world. The aesthetic of his work combines expressive skills such as: dance, creative writing, film, poetry, beat-box, singing and acting. Fused to create performances that tell stories capable of bridging the gaps between a variety of audiences.

Akeim’s movement interest has a myriad of inspirations, from Capoeira, Kick Boxing, Contemporary Dance, Contact Improvisation, Caribbean Dance, Hip Hop, Yoga and Release Technique. His performance focus expands from the physical to vocal expression. Building on an interest in the voice’s expressive qualities, with current explorations of beatboxing and vocal improvisation.

The future is bright @ToussaintToMove. New projects are taking shape and more partnerships are being solidified. Recent achievements include becoming Irie Dance Theatre’s, Artist in Residence for 2019-2020, becoming the Artist for Northern School of Contemporary Dance, Yorkshire Dance and Spin Arts’ Catapult 2019. An artist development program which host the choreographic and production development of an emerging artist. Thanks to Geraldine Connor Foundation where Akeim is an Associate Artist. Thanks to Arts Council England for continued support through public

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Windows Of Displacement

Toussaint To Move

Dates & Times

Windows Of Displacement

Toussaint To Move

Press & Reviews

Summer 2017 review- https://tiamoniqueuzor.wordpress.com/2018/04/30/babylon-your-throne-gone-down-windows-of-displacement-by-akeim-toussaint-buck/

Autumn 2018 review- http://exeuntmagazine.com/reviews/review-windows-displacement-sheffield-crucible/

Jan 2019 review-https://isaacourognao.com/project/musings-on-toussaint-to-moves-windows-of-displacement-2019/

Windows Of Displacement

Toussaint To Move

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