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Presented by Will Dickie
No lights. No music. No props. Moving. And speaking. And moving and speaking. And skanking and moving and speaking. Some nodding. Pulsing. Also bopping. And shaking. And shaking shaking. Scrambling. And speaking. And pointing:
Pointing at the space when others see my face.
Pointing at addiction and how that makes us who we are.
Pointing at divorce and how that makes us who we are.
Pointing at Britain and old actors and privilege and how that makes me who I am.
Pointing at the Sun and speaking about white golden things.
Today, Britain continues to benefit from its colonial past. A nation passionately caught up with being right, being the exception to the rule, and making profit at any cost. Children of divorced parents are 50% more likely to develop mental health problems. Addiction is a primary cause of preventable death, ruining lives, and consuming vast amounts of medical resources.
Will is white, British, straight, and privately educated. He grew up in a wealthy suburb inside the M25 and now lives in a Victorian house in Liverpool. Divorced parents; addictions to food, exercise, and attention.
Is there a way of coming to terms with this identity, this past, and his privilege?
Any hope? Any space for a voice and moving body beyond a maelstrom of inequality?
Co-commissioned by hÅb + Contact for Works Ahead. Supported by CPT and Arts Council England.
CONTENT TO CONSIDER
This work addresses themes of addiction and the social construct of race. For more details please click here.If you have any other questions or enquiries that are not covered here please do get in touch by emailing [email protected]
The company don’t believe there are any health warnings in this performance.
If you have any other questions or enquiries that are not covered here please do get in touch by emailing Emma, our General Manager at [email protected]
About the company
Liverpool-based artist Will Dickie is a self-produced independent performance maker, working across dance, theatre + live art. Using body, autobiography, and place, he creates soulful performances for site and stage. His previous works include The Rave Space & Team of the Decades.
Will’s work has extensively toured the UK + Ireland, and in 2020 made his international debut in Perth, Australia. Collaborating globally as an actor, dancer, DJ + director across art forms, he also facilitates young + professional artists, and works extensively with artists who are learning disabled.