Seke Chimutengwende: It Begins In Darkness

Seke Chimutengwende: It Begins In Darkness


It begins in darkness is a dance full of ghosts. It is an environment for processing the fear, anger and confusion which arise from the histories of slavery and colonialism that haunt the present.   

In this stark, stripped back performance, five dancers move through a series of mysterious and experimental rites of passage, channelling past, present and future tensions through their bodies and voices. As if to exorcise the haunted house of history, the dancers whisper, jump, wrestle, shiver, wail and laugh, filling the space with horrors, both real and imagined. 

Seke Chimutengwende is a choreographer, performer, movement director and teacher, and has been researching the connections between horror and the histories of slavery and colonialism since 2019. You can also see him perform in Forced Entertainment’s If All Else Fails later in our season. 

“Possessions, dancing as haunting, the invisible. Such characterful performances”  
National Reviews Editor of Theatre Magazine, Ben Kulvichit  

Suitable for: Age 12+
Post show discussion
Public Workshop: 20 October

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