Boy Breaking Glass is a dance theatre ensemble piece inspired by the poem of the same name written by Gwendolyn Brooks.
Boy Breaking Glass is an ode to all the brown artists who may be in the shadows or forgotten and who have paved the way for so many including me. A memory to their existence and that they once shined and somehow did not get the opportunity to break through and stay visible. And for the young dancers who like me need self-reflective models to inspire their journeys.
In creating such work, I am assuming great responsibility, to which I bare proudly.
The work Premiered at
2nd October Northern School Theatre, Leeds
5th October at The Place, London
11th & 12th October at KVS, Brussels
📸 Johan Persson
Logo & Poster Design: @philbailey__ @mattrsharp
CHOREOGRAPHY & DIRECTION Alesandra Seutin COMPOSER Randolph Matthews
REHEARSAL DIRECTOR Sadé Alleyne and Jo Leahy PERFORMERS Akeim Toussaint Buck, Isaac Ouro-Gnao, Nosiphiwo Samente, Rose Sall Sao, Moses Ward and Sean Graham
LIGHTING DESIGN & PRODUCTION MANAGER Salvatore Scollo SCENOGRAPHY Ryan Laight LIGHTING EXECUTION Michael Morgan SOUND ENGINEER Diederik De Cock SOUND ENGINEER Andres Pascua Montejo COSTUMES Kimie Nakano
ORIGINALLY COMMISSIONED BY Sadler’s Wells As Part Of Its 20th Anniversary Programme Reckonings PRODUCTION Uprise Rebel Supported by Arts Council England National Lottery Projects Grant and commissioned in partnership with the Royal Philharmonic Society with funding from the RPS Drummond Fund. Originally Commissioned In 2018 By Sadler’s Wells as Part of Its 20th Anniversary Programme, Reckonings