Friday 21 and Saturday 22 July 2023
Free bus service available to and from London on Saturday 22 July
Join us for the performance of the award-winning Family Honour by dance artist and choreographer Kwame Asafo-Adjei.
Family Honour examines the eponymous concept through the eyes of a young girl trapped in moral codes mandated by her immediate environment, confronting her past ‘sin’ against tradition. Abandoned by her father, she seeks solace from memories resembling him. Inspired by an intense discussion held in Kwame’s own family, the performance draws the audience into a world where hip-hop isn’t just rubbing shoulders with theatre, but is theatre. How far would you have to go to maintain the family’s honour?
Family Honour won the prestigious French choreographic competition Danse Elargie and 2019’s Rotterdam International Duet Choreography Competition.
“sophisticated in its use of hip-hop language for theatrical ends” The Guardian
Age guidance: 10 + years old
The Messum’s Restaurant will be serving a post-performance supper. If you wish to join us booking is essential:
BIOGRAPHY – Kwame Asafo-Adjei
Kwame Asafo-Adjei is a dance artist who fuses his hip-hop training with contemporary dance and his Ghanaian background, helping create a unique style of movement that tackles the day-to-day realities he faces in his social surroundings.
Kwame is the Founder and Artistic Director of Spoken Movement through which he creates his work.
ABOUT SPOKEN MOVEMENT
Spoken Movement is a company that have taken the elements of street dance and contemporary dance to create their own vocabulary in movement. Using different genres of music, Spoken Movement look to push boundaries by undertaking concepts, issues and day to day life experiences, to create thought provoking pieces of work.
The company have presented their work both nationally and international within the UK and Europe. i.e. The Place, Sadler’s Wells and Theatre De La Ville-Paris.