Never Twenty One
January 19 @ 8:00 pm - January 21 @ 8:00 pm
January 19 @ 8:00 pm – January 21 @ 8:00 pm
Echoing the hashtag #Never21 coined by the Black Lives Matter movement, Never Twenty One pays tribute to the young Black men who have been victims of gun violence in New York, Rio de Janeiro and Johannesburg – and will never reach the age of 21. Three dancers – their torsos inscribed with testimonials from the victims’ families – recount the stories of broken lives through movement which draws on krump, popping, contemporary dance, baile funk and pasinho. Its aim is to be an urban requiem steeped in a shamanistic heritage, a subtle lamentation infused with energy, poetry and humanity.