Jonzi D — Lyrikal Fearta: The Letter & Broken Lineage

9 - 11 Dec 2013

Archived Show
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Lilian Baylis Studio

Rosebery Avenue, London, EC1R


Sadler’'s Wells Associate Artist Jonzi D presents a triple bill, including a return of his acclaimed solo work The Letter, after its explosive debut last year in the Lilian Baylis Studio. In addition, the evening also features a top guest hip hop artist, and Jonzi presents a new work, continuing his three decades as a pioneering creative voice in hip hop dance theatre.

"The name Jonzi D shouts respect in circles of hip hop dance theatre"

Co-directed with Dawn Walton, The Letter explores the responses to Jonzi being offered an MBE. Using choreopoetry he paints a picture of “stunning, rhythmical clarity” (The Stage), looking at this sensitive subject matter through the eyes of an animated cast of characters. The Letter is accompanied by a commissioned score by member of the Speakers Corner Quartet Kwake Bass.

The evening also features a newly commissioned piece, exploring the broken lineage between the old skool and new skool hip hop generations, bringing Jonzi's unique perspective to evolving social issues. An exciting collaboration with Ivan Blackstock, of BirdGang Dance Company, it promises to captivate audiences with Jonzi's trademark wit, humour and style.

Guest Artists:

Mon 9 Dec - GREEdS
Tue 10 Dec - Zena Edwards
Wed 11 Dec - OneNess Sankara

Comissioned and produced by Sadler's Wells. Also supported by Pavilion Dance South West, Jonzi D Projects and Breakin' Convention.

The Monument Trust supports co-productions and new commissions at Sadler's Wells.

Co-commissioned by Pavilion Dance South West and Warwick Arts Centre.
Jonzi D is a Pavilion Dance South West Playtime Artist.


Lilian Baylis Studio

Rosebery Avenue, London, EC1R

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