***8-26 NOVEMBER, THE YARD THEATRE***
Inspired by real-life testimony and told through an explosive fusion of physical theatre, hip-hop dance and text, SAMSKARA explores vulnerability, emotional trauma and how cycles of fathering affect masculinity.
Moving through joy and suffering, laughter and longing, this soul-baring odyssey untangles what it means to be a black man in 21st Century Britain.
What will be passed on and what will be left behind?
Lanre's award-winning film THE CIRCLE is a bold and lyrical portrayal of two brothers, David and Sanchez, living on a Hackney council estate, in East London.
The film gives a compelling insight into their family and friendships, the stigmas they face daily, their mental health, and how they process their emotions - embodied through vivid movement sequences.
The Circle looks at what it means to be a young black man growing up in inner-city London.
STREAMING NOW VIA THE GUARDIAN.
Through a dynamic fusion of movement and dialogue, The Conversation explores the challenges black men and women experience when communicating their racial experience to white partners.
Commissioned by "The Uncertain Kingdom".
"BEST DANCE FILM"
Aesthetica Film Festival & San Fransico Film Festival
SOUL FILM FESTIVAL (Supported by BFI & Sky)
Online release - December 2021.
A collaboration between Lanre Malaolu and
Conceived in the midst of the long, hard summer of 2020; Lanre’s visceral choreography meets Regé-Jean’s swooning love song and remixes it into an explosively physical, intensely personal journey.
‘Don’t Wait’ confronts how we learn to cope with, and grow beyond, the imperfect legacy and enormous grief the world inevitably throws at us all.