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Battersea Arts Centre

Wednesday 18th May 2022 - Friday 27th May 2022
19:30 - 20:15
Battersea Arts Centre, Lavender Hill, London SW11 5TN
Pay What You Can (Recommended Price £16)

Image credit: Tiu Makkonen feat. Divine Tasinda

A performance of sound, visuals and choreography which subverts hyper-sexualised notions of African and Caribbean dance.

Grin is a masquerade of dance sculptures where body and costume are accompanied by a pulsating sound score. Conversation around community building, refusals, friendship and support grounds the development of this dynamic dance production, which both holds and is held by a cohort of friends at its core.

With a significant focus on black love and other experiences of interiority, this show is essential in considering how we can build empathy and reconstitute networks of solidarity.

‘From its elemental beginnings through to a final tender, spiritual fiesta, Grin is a reminder of why dance matters: it says things with bodies and music that words cannot grasp’
★★★★ The List

Featured in The Guardian’s list ‘What to see at The Edinburgh Fringe 2021’