Ending the Silence
"We become silent about the things that matter"
Martin Luther King Jr.
A trilogy of work fusing dance, theatre and performance poetry, Ending the Silence is very much influenced by the Black diaspora experience and the struggle for justice and equality. It encompasses the contemporary world as well as learning from the past and looking towards the future. The pieces can be performed separately or all together.
The full show will be performed at The Old Fire Station, George Street, Oxford from 22 - 24 February 2018.
"So original and though-provoking. A thousand thousand thanks"
"Unlock the chains collective… Amazing as usual… How I love the message, the power and the delivery…"
"beautiful evening and performance, loved it! #Blacklivesmatter"
"Such ground breaking work! The fusion of dance, drama and poetry is so powerful…"
"Second time I’ve seen this production. Equally powerful and thought provoking and effective…"
"There’s a better way to live, better way to value life (quote from the show) so powerful"
"Straight talking performance and not been afraid to tell it as it is"
"Love the rawness of it – that it wasn’t mincing any words. But also very powerful was the Q&A after and the sheer purpose that doesn’t/won’t allow it to be just another black voice of protest"
#BlackLivesMatter (25 mins dance theatre)
An historical reflection juxtaposed with modern day resistance, protest and struggle.
Walking on Eggshells (20 mins dance theatre)
A piece describing personal struggles, stories and perspectives on surviving.
Hope (10 mins dance theatre)
Dreams, aspirations and looking forwards.
Choreography Bawren Tavaziva (Tavaziva Dance)
Writer/direcgtor/performer Euton Daley
Other performers TBC
Songs of Protest & Joy (60 mins sound system)
A socially inspired politically conscious curated playlist presented before or in the interval or at the end of performances this could accompany the sharing of food as part of the cultural experience.
Ending the Silence (performance poetry collection)
The collection of poems created for the performances and other pieces are to be published in a companion compilation.
Part one of the trilogy was commissioned by Dancing' Oxford for this year's dance festival and premiered at Pegasus Theatre in March 2017 before being performed at Modern Art Oxford as part of the Lubaina Himid exhibition 'Invisible Strategies'.
Creative educational workshops are available with the production.
Dramaturg/writer and director: Euton Daley
Performers: Amantha Edmead, Griot Chinyere, Nicola Moses-Thrower, Euton Daley
Choreography: Bawren Tavaziva (Tavaziva Dance)
Historical Research: Beverley Harry
Design: Nomi Everall
Photography: David Fisher (Fisher Studios)
Marketing: Gill Jaggers