Heather Agyepong presented by Fuel The Body Remembers

The Place, 17 Duke's Road, London, WC1H 9PY

Heather Agyepong presented by Fuel The Body Remembers

17 Duke's Road, London, WC1H 9PY

Description

The body is an archive. It remembers everything – even the things that the head forgets.

Heather Agyepong’s powerful new solo performance The Body Remembers, explores how trauma lives in the body, particularly for Black British women across different generations.

Through a unique and compelling relationship between the audience and artist, it creates a collective cathartic experience.

Created and performed by multidisciplinary artist and actor Heather Agyepong, the show features interviews of Black British women in trauma recovery.

“To give love to our inner selves we must first give attention, recognition and acceptance. Having let ourselves know that we will not be punished for acknowledging who we are or what we feel we can name the problems we see” - ​ bell hooks, author of Sisters of the Yam: Black Women & Self-Recovery.

The performance is inspired by the therapeutic practice of Authentic Movement with Agyepong as The Mover and the audience as The Witness. Dynamic projections and an immersive soundscape help the audience re-discover the power of self-reflection as the start of recovery and healing. Co-created by Imogen Knight (movement) and Gail Babb (dramaturgy), The Body Remembers creates a space for audience and artist to attend to themselves and each other.

The Place

Show time starts: 7.30pm

Duration: 45-50mins

Age Recommendation: 16+

Please note: At the end, the audience are invited to leave when they’re ready or look at the objects used in the performance that will remain on stage.

Dates & times

Friday, 28 Jan 2022 7:30pm to 8:30pm

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Location

The Place

17 Duke's Road

London

WC1H 9PY

www.theplace.org.uk

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