Presented by Divergency, STUN + Word of Warning
Personal stories, ancestral memory and the shifting politics of diaspora. An urgent story of the past, present and future told through dance, song and word.
Now that it’s over, read a review by University of Manchester’s Drama Department.
Venue + Booking Details
Date: Thursday 19 October 2017, 7.30pm
Venue: STUN Studio at Z-arts, 335 Stretford Road, Manchester, M15 5ZA
Tickets: available to reserve online from Fri 15 Sep, Pay What You Decide in person on the evening. With a limited capacity, ALL reservations will be released at 7.15pm on 19 Oct, please arrive early at Z-arts to collect a ticket.
Box Office Tel: 0161 232 6089 (Z-arts)
Age advisory: parental/guardian discretion. With no interval, the show lasts approximately 1 hour. For specific age and access information please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0161 232 6086.
One young man’s journey from Jamaica to England becomes a universal story of displacement, told through the eyes, mouth and feet of personal experience.
A journey through ancestral memory, colonial history and modern economics to explore the shifting politics of diaspora.
A personal narrative to invoke a sense of collective responsibility.
An urgent plea for the past, present and future of humanity.
Using his own experience as a Jamaican-born citizen now residing in the UK, Akeim Toussaint Buck works with dance, song and word in this exploration of identity in today’s England.
Who is he
Akeim Toussaint Buck is a multifaceted performing artist; born in Jamaica + raised in England, he seeks to create moving, thought-provoking yet accessible and free spirited projects.
Since graduating from Northern School of Contemporary Dance with a first-class BA (Hons) in Performing Arts, Akeim has been involved in cross-disciplinary projects working with a wide range of artists. His focus as a maker + collaborator is to combine expressive skills such as dance, writing, poetry, beat-box, singing and acting through performance, and telling new stories that reach beyond existing dance audiences.
He has worked on numerous projects with different artists + companies around the UK as a dancer, beatboxer and actor, including: Pauline Mayers (Mayers Ensemble), Chris Goode & Co, Balbir Singh Dance, Jamaal Burkmar Dance, John Liron (Wolf Kid Theatre), Heather Walrond Dance + Ballet Lorent.
What people have said about Windows…
…wedded together with stunning and beautiful movement.
…one of the most powerful and evocative portrayals that we had ever seen.
an electric performer …an engaging exploration of crucial contemporary issues.
Sophie Ignatieff, Refugee Week Programme Co-ordinator
Windows… in Manchester was previewed by Manchester Evening News.
Written + performed by Akeim Toussaint Buck.
Dramaturge + co-writer: Zodwa Nyoni | Gold Dust Director: Amanda Huxtable
Sound: Akeim Toussaint Buck, Burning Spear, Dizaya Khupe, Furaha Mussanzi, Otis Jones | Visual Designer: Akeelah Bertram | Lighting Designer: Mark Baker
Commissioned by Yorkshire Dance Amplified + Northern School of Contemporary Dance through the Northern Connections programme, delivered in partnership with Spin Arts + Leeds Beckett University. Supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England. Developed at West Yorkshire Playhouse. Supported by The Civic, Barnsley + RJC Dance. | Image by Ashley Karrell.
Wed 27 Sep, 8pm. PWYD | The Lowry
AlbaSat 30 Sep, 12noon-10pm. PWYD | Z-arts
Emergency 2017Thu 19 Oct, 7.30pm. PWYD | STUN Studio
Windows of DisplacementWed 8 Nov, 8pm. PWYD | The Lowry
Declining Solo(Fri 10 Nov, 8pm sold-out) + 9.30pm;
(Sat 11 Nov, 6pm + 8pm both sold-out).
PWYD | Adelphi Court, Salford, M3 6HU