Saturn Returns

A choreopoem by Sonny Nwachukwu

About the Production

Saturn Returns is a ‘choreopoem’, a live dance and spoken word performance, that explores the subconsciousness of relationships, drawing on black culture. Saturn Returns delves into an astral projection reality where the characters take on forms of past present and future lives. Through open conversations between the characters touch on subjects such as Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome, community and love. Saturn Returns brings an intimate yet urgent reminder about unhealed pain and asks the important questions about identity and healing, topics truly relevant to society today. The term choreopoem was first coined by Ntozake Shange in the description of her work ‘For Colored Girls’ This format has inspired women of colour and the POC LGBT community. We aim to draw the audience deeply into a visual literature piece through this rare & unique form.

Sonny Nwachukwu (Jnr)Writer and Director
Ffion Campbell- DaviesMovement Director and Sound Designer
Jordan AjadiPerformer
Rudzani MoleyaPerformer
Josh HarrietteLighting Designer
Michael Peter JohnsonCreative Producer
Dr Masuma RahimPsychologist
Natalie CooperIllustrator
Floyd KondeVideographer
John GordonDramaturg and Publisher
Maxwell GoldenDramaturgical Facilitator

Creative Learning

Available to book alongside the performance, from one day workshops, to 3 – 5 day intensives.

Production Information

Duration: 60 minutes, no interval

Suitable for ages 14+ (contains some strong language)

Logistical information

Space Size: 8m x 8m x 5m (height) minimum

Get in: Same day get in

Company touring: x5 On the road  Number of Performers: 2

Available to book from Jan 2021

Full tech spec: Available upon request

Performance Fee: Available on request

Merchandise: Book of the choreopoem available to buy online, accompanies the show.

Photography by @shay_aiko