Created and performed by Heather Agyepong
Dramaturg and Co-Creator Gail Babb
Movement Director and Co-Creator Imogen Knight
AV Designer Gillian Tan
Sound Designer Donato Wharton
Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist Dawn Estefan
We are delighted to co-present Heather Agyepong’s powerful new solo performance, The Body Remembers, with In Between Time.
“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 body is an archive. It remembers everything – even the things that the head forgets.
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 Body Remembers features interviews with Black British women in trauma recovery. The performance is inspired by the therapeutic practice of Authentic Movement with Agyepong as The Mover and the audience as The Witness and features dynamic projections and an immersive soundscape, which help the audience to 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.
- RUNNING TIME1hr plus 45mins decompression time at the end of the show (see below)
- TICKETSStandard From £16 / Concession From £12 (Tickets and prices subject to availability)
- VENUESpielman Theatre
Unreserved seating. Audience members will be given the option to stand, sit on the floor or sit on a chair.
AGE RECOMMENDATION: 16+
Trigger warning: May be triggering to those who have experienced and are presently dealing with trauma and traumatic experiences.
There will be 45mins decompression time at the end of the show. Members of the audience are invited to leave when they’re ready, look at the objects used in the performance that will remain on stage or simply to take some breathing time before leaving.
COVID SAFETY MEASURES
All Spielman Theatre performances are currently sold with a reduced capacity and with unreserved seating in order that we can maintain social distancing. For the performance, different groups will be seated in the auditorium with distance between them. There will also be a range of measures that enable your safe journey through all of the building. However please note that we may increase capacity and relax measures once we are certain it’s safe to do so. Read more about our Covid safety measures this autumn.