DROWNTOWN

DROWNTOWN

Barbican Centre · 30 JUN - 04 JUL

Gritty dance theatre that casts a light on people suffering from social isolation

Overview

With tenderness and honesty, DROWNTOWN holds up a mirror to community breakdown.

Six people, weighed down by individual darkness, come to a coastal land. There is no lifeguard. Yearning to make connections and to find strength, they search for guidance. The absence of support sends them into a spiral as they struggle with ideas of shame and hope, unravelling before our eyes. Highly physical, interspersed with autobiographical testimonials and text, this timely performance gives voice to the vulnerable and unheard.

Choreographer Rhiannon Faith makes socially conscious work that raises awareness of hard-to-navigate issues and which lobbies for change. Engaging here with the symptoms and problems encountered by marginalised groups, she asks how we can champion authentic belonging for every person and save them from drowning. Faith presented the acclaimed Smack That (a conversation) at the Barbican in 2018.

Age Recommendation: 16+
(strong language and scenes that some people may find upsetting)

Date & time

Opening 30 Jun 2020
Tue 30 Jun - Sat 4 Jul, 2.30pm & 7.45pm
Runtime: 1 hr 30 mins

Venue

Barbican Centre
Silk Street EC2Y 8DS London, UK · Get Directions
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