REFUGE ISLAND: STREET ARTS SHOW
REFUGE ISLAND is an outdoor 20 minute dance
performance that explores stories of female migration and the human capacity to offer a place of refuge in times of crisis. As a lone woman appears on a surreal pedestrian refuge island we begin to hear just why she braved the elements to leave her home and settle here in a new place of refuge.
REFUGE ISLAND is a captivating emotive dance performance not to be missed. Choreographed by Lisa Simpson, Film design by Parang Khezr with an unforgettable performance by Shahada Nantaba. Sekajja.
REFUGE ISLAND was commissioned by ArtReach with funding from Arts Council England. The show is available for bookings from May 2024.
"Both choreography and performance are compelling and sophisticated. I loved the rhythmic choices to the spoken word and Shahada is a truly captivating dancer, delicately poised between raw emotion and slick technique. Refuge Island is a must see"
Louise Katerega: People Dancing
REFUGE ISLAND: LIGHT NIGHT INSTALLATION
REFUGE ISLAND is a visually stunning and emotive digital art installation set around a sheer white cliff. The illuminated artwork explores stories of female migration and the human capacity to offer a place of refuge in times of crisis.
REFUGE ISLAND contains an evocative soundtrack of crashing waves and whispered voices. Commissioned by BD is Lit with financial support from Arts Council England.
REFUGE ISLAND will premiere at BD is Lit on the 3rd and 4th November 2023 and is then available for bookings.