Black Holes

Theatre (dance, political)

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  • ZOO Southside - Main House
  • 14:20
  • Aug 25
  • 1 hour
  • Suitability: 14+ (Guideline)
  • Country: United Kingdom - England
  • Group: Seke Chimutengwende and Alexandrina Hemsley
  • Warnings and additional info: Strobe Lighting, Strong Language/Swearing
  • Accessibility:
    Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
    May not apply to all performances. You'll find more information about accessibile performances and how to book tickets in the accessibility tab below.
  • Babes in arms policy: Babies do not require a ticket
  • Policy applies to: Children under 2 years

Description

An Afrofuturist history of the universe from the Big Bang to dreamshout death. Propelling lived experiences onto a cosmic scale, Chimutengwende and Hemsley shapeshift through poetic text and movement. Step into an alternative speculation on how to orbit bodies which carry histories of marginalisation and anti-blackness. 'Hemsley and Chimutengwende are darkness newscasters exposing the black holes in white history... We see and hear repeated choreographic patterns, poetic text and black light' (WritingAboutDance.com). Co-commissioned by Cambridge Junction, The Place and Chisenhale Dance Space. Supported using public funding by Arts Council England. Part of the British Council Edinburgh Showcase 2019.

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General venue access

  • Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
  • Accessible entry: The level access is via the rear or the builiding. There are 16 steps from the street level to the seating.
  • Wheelchair access type: Building Lift

  • Stairs: 11- 20
    Number of stairs is provided as guidance and is not in addition to any wheelchair access type (lift/ramp etc) stated above.

Each venue can contain several space with different accessibly information. Visit the venue page for full venue accessibility info


How and when to make an access booking

Our access tickets service is available to anyone who:

  • Would like to book specific accessibility services, e.g. a hearing loop, audio description headsets, captioning units, seating in relation to the location of the BSL interpreter
  • Requires extra assistance when at a venue
  • Has specific seating requirements
  • Is a wheelchair user
  • Requires a complimentary personal assistant ticket to attend a performance

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The Wee Review (3/5 stars) 107 days ago

Spoken word and dance can be interesting bedfellows. The expressive physicality of dance can present emotions that words cannot always say. Meanwhile, the poetry of spoken word can fully communicate a complex and powerful narrative in just a few words. Black Holes combines these two elements to great effect and...

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