Fountain (:) Live
currently in development
underwater and surfacing. how are you feeling now?
what kind of bridge?
i can’t ignore the water
This durational work cycles through the FOUNTAIN film and a dance score performed live.
Fountain (:) Live sees dance artists cycle through plural, interconnected, expansive, non-linear states; their dancing body amongst the symbolism and psycho-geography of water as inevitably linked to Black histories, embodiments, repair and mental health. Digital watery projections call in the significance of oceanic passages and the impacts of colonial carving up of water and selves within Black existences.
This work is durational and performed on one hour loops. Audiences can enter and leave the space at any time.
Duration can vary per venue (1-3hrs)
Creative Process So Far
We recently presented a work-in-progress sharing of Fountain (:) Live at Festival Theatreformen.
We are looking for future research and development opportunities as well as partnering with theatres and galleries for an Autumn 2023 tour.
Do get in touch if you are interested in a conversation with Yewande 103 about this new immersive work.
Creative Direction, choreography and concept by Alexandrina Hemsley
Executive Production: Nancy May Roberts
Dance Artists: Alexandrina Hemsley, Rickay Hewitt-Martin and Rudzani Moleya
Rehearsal Director: Rudzani Moleya
Sound Design: David Archer and João Caetano
Costume Design: Abiola Onabule
Spatial Design: Yewande 103
“We’re really excited to present the UK's first preview of this beautiful new film by Yewande 103, the company founded by one of our associate artists, Alexandrina Hemsley. The preview takes place as part of Fountain (:) Live which will feature the Yewande 103 company bringing a thrilling physical presence to this poetic, urgent, and deeply moving work.”
(Matt Burman, Artistic Director Cambridge Junction)
Image credits: Andreas Greiner-Napp