CHOREOCAST: Interview with Akeim Toussaint

Welcome to the first Choreocast! Our first guest is dance artist Akeim Toussaint – aka Toussaint To Move – who will be speaking to us about his personal experiences of moving from Jamaica to UK, which he documents in his work Windows of Displacement

His work sparks conversation on all sorts of things ranging from race, naturalisation and belonging, which are all interesting topics both from a historical perspective and with everything that’s going on with Brexit. We also chat about what it’s like to be a black artist in today’s climate, his future and why dance is perhaps the biggest vehicle to tackle the issues society will at some point resolve.  

Without further ado, we hope you enjoy listening to what Akeim has to say, as he begins with an overview of his work Windows of Displacement.

Akeim would like to send his thanks to: Zodwa Nyoni co-writer and dramaturg Windows of Displacement, Parris Electra, musician on Sib Y Osis, Kassi Jameson & Waddah Sinada dancers Sib Y Osis, Isaac Ouro-Gnao, Leah Grant, Camille Barton, Deepraj Singh performers in Beatmotion.

Catch Windows of Displacement at Liverpool, John Moore’s University on 29th October, Dance Reading 13th November, Chester Literature Festival 14th November, Stratford Circus Theatre 11/12th December. Find more details on his website: http://toussainttomove.com

Header image: Daniel Phung.

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