V/DA presents Grin
13th & 14th OCTOBER 7PM
A spectacle of sound and visuals, Grin masquerades and undermines hierarchies of power. Grin inverts the continued colonial narratives of black bodies and Caribbean dance styles being solely exotic and hyper-sexualised. Grin is a celebratory performance, inviting you into the carnival.
Directed and choreographed by Mele Broomes of (V/DA) this production features performers who’ve been involved in the Project X programme.
Dancers and collborators
Divine Amy Tasinda
Music Composer: Patricia Panther
Costume Designer: Zephyr Liddell
Lighting Desginer: Alberto Santos Bellido
Creative Producer: Rhea Lewis
In association with Project X present, a Tramway comission
“Grin is still a work-in-progress, but already the interaction between her dance and lighting – with a gradual reveal of the West Indian roots of her movement – is utterly absorbing.”
— Mary Brennan, The Herald.
Recommended for ages 12+
Image by Lucas Chih-Peng Kao
Developed and Supported with Tramway, Dance Base, Dance House Glasgow, The Work Room and 'AMPS' (Jerwood Charitable Foundation / Nick Anderson), and Creative Scotland
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