A Mixed Bill 1: Louisa Robbin, Marv Radio and FUBUNATION Dance.
FRIDAY 21ST JUNE
The Ditch, Rivington Room.
"tessellate" by Louisa Robbin
This will be about forgiveness, about going in circles, breaking bad habits. Self-help blogs, sex as self-medication, writing lists. The rule of three, an exit strategy, recovery.
"Mantra" by Marv Radio
"Mantra" is a show like no other with a performer like no other. 3x Team UK Beatbox Champion Marv Radio takes you on an immersive storytelling adventure to other worlds. Weaving together his own stories based on his journey through life, hip hop and spirituality, Marv Radio's "Mantra" combines the mediums of rapping, beatboxing, storytelling, movement and improvisation skills to change the way we think about beatbox, spoken word and theatre.
"Ruins" by FUBUNATION
We are deconstructing the power struggle within ourselves and finding the balance between conflict, vulnerability and co-dependency. Allowing us to own and repair our own deeper anxieties that we have learned so well to mask. FUBUNATION will be working with the sound designer, Sam Nuñez.
A multidisciplinary artist and writer, Louisa makes work about her lived experience of depression and recovery. She is intent on making art that explores the beauty in ritual and the self (self-care, self-harm, self-esteem). Her recent body of work 'to care', comprised of a self-care ritual and haunting harmonic vocal drone, it's about self-hate and pretending to be ok.
Drawn towards the unconventional, she is particularly interested in performance, artist development, and producing innovative participatory projects and events. Louisa aims to invest in the development of artists and makers across multiple platforms with a focus on wellbeing, identity and heritage.
Recent involvements with arts organisations include: Wellcome collection, Steakhouse Live Festival, Fierce Festival, BUZZCUT & mac Birmingham.
Marv Radio is a groundbreaking musician and sonic scientist. He has been hacking his own voice to use as a tool for music, art and therapy for over 15 years. Marv is known for his out-of-this-world live music and theatre shows where he combines beatboxing, live looping, singing and rap to make high energy motivational hip-hop.
With experience performing in festivals and venues such as Glastonbury, Bestival, Shambala, Lovebox, The O2, Sadler's Wells, Underbelly Southbank, The Barbican, The British Library and more, Marv is well-versed in entertaining hundreds of thousands of people and giving them an unforgettable experience.
With a music, theatre and performance background, Marv Radio sets eVery stage on fire with dynamic, varied and exciting world-class performances with a message of liberation for the audience. His message is simple; it is time for humans to embrace the fullness of who they are and take responsibility for our own lives while transforming into our greatest selves.
FUBUNATION is a London based collective founded in 2017 by Rhys Denis and Waddah Sinada with the vision of adding to the black culture by creating more visibility and representation for directors of colour in contemporary dance. Their objective is to build more diversity in the audiences that come to theatres and other dance platforms. They aspire to represent their cultural experience as a people in a way which reflects the everyday experiences of all people. Having predominantly worked in film and live-performance, the company embraces collaborations across all art forms in order for the work to be accessible to a wider audience.
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