Wild Card returns with a new generation of artists invited to curate their own night. We welcome Akeim Toussaint Buck with his Wild Card, Radical Visions. You will see artists who work with themes of social change and diasporic identity. The evening celebrates the deep joy of their communities whilst underlining the oppression and trauma they face. The experiences, creativity and wisdom of people from the margins of society will be centre stage.
London-based dance duo FUBUNATION present a preview of a powerful new group work Black Is…, unpacking Black identity and culture.
Alethia Antonia performs an extract of her solo Inscribed In “Me”, an unfiltered expression of repairing the mind and soul from trauma.
The evening also includes the world premiere of Toussaint Buck’s Displaced. Co-Directed and Produced by Ashley Karrell, this work is a cinematic reimagining of Toussaint Buck’s critically acclaimed solo, Windows of Displacement, exploring race, identity, unity, and power.
There will be live music from the Radical Visions in-house band, featuring Azizi Cole, Otis Jones, Pariss Elecktra and Amy Gadiaga alongside spoken word performances by SoloMan The Wizzard, Tatenda Naomi Matsvai and Lateshia Howell. Closing with a special ceremony led by Muti Musifiri and guests.
Join us pre-show in the Fox Garden Court café from 7.15pm.
Image description: In front of an altar and stained glass window, Akeim Toussaint Buck leaps towards us, left leg lifted straight in front, right arm extended in a high diagonal. His long locks fly straight up above his head. His chest and feet are bare and he wears loose, layered white trousers with intricate black embroidery that echoes the rich patterns of the church interior.
Alethia Antonia film Inscribed In “Me”, Filmmakers – Marie Boateng and Sanaa Abstrakt
Co-Produced by Sadler’s Wells and Akeim Toussaint Buck.
The works presented as part of this evening are supported using public funding through Arts Council England.