Project O — Voodoo

16 - 18 January 2020

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Lilian Baylis Studio

Rosebery Avenue, London, EC1R


Project O (Alexandrina Hemsley and Jamila Johnson-Small) return to Sadler’s Wells with Voodoo. An immersive evening performance that continually unfolds, addressing the desire, confusion and responsibility of being a single subject who is also a symbol of many long persecuted people. Originally premiered in 2017, they revisit the work three years on.

Out of the ashes of time, Voodoo rises.

Project O map the movement of their memories and the gaps in their knowledge of what went on before, those histories that are repeatedly erased by being unspoken. Training their bodies to fall through time, communing with ghosts, conjuring new futures and describing a misremembered past, this dance is an ode to the present. An attempt to never be caught or trapped, to visit and leave behind former selves, to move and to transform.

Project O are currently Sadler’s Wells New Wave Associates.

"The ghost of past persecution, present realities and future possibilities"

A Sadler’s Wells Commission. Co-Commissioned by Cambridge Junction and Chelsea Theatre (2015). With support from Arts Council England and Dance Research Studio. Project O are Sadler's Wells New Wave Associates

Lilian Baylis Studio

Rosebery Avenue, London, EC1R

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