A physical unfolding of a realisation of difference, O presents bodies that don’t know where or how to place themselves as they negotiate histories, fantasies and assumptions. A dance duet about being black, mixed and female that addresses awkward and uncomfortable everyday experiences. Refusing to be held down, Alexandrina and Jamila are outraged, confused, joyous and simply hurt.
O premiered at Cheslea Theatre as part of SACRED Festival in December 2012 and has since been performed at Lilian Baylis, Sadler’s Wells (as part of The Belly of the Beast), Roehampton University and at Cambridge Junction as part of SAMPLED.
O has been supported by Chisenhale Dance Space, Homemade Commissions and Arts Council England.