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- Davies||Movement Director and Sound Designer|
|Josh Harriette||Lighting Designer|
|Michael Peter Johnson||Creative Producer|
|Dr Masuma Rahim||Psychologist|
|John Gordon||Dramaturg and Publisher|
|Maxwell Golden||Dramaturgical Facilitator|
Available to book alongside the performance, from one day workshops, to 3 – 5 day intensives.
Duration: 60 minutes, no interval
Suitable for ages 14+ (contains some strong language)
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.