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Ellen Furey & Malik Nashad Sharpe

Presented by Fierce Festival 2019 in partnership with and supported by DanceXchange

Two figures dressed in white, electronic music and a drifting voice sending Yung Hurn’s dreams of and appeals to togetherness – “Baby, you wanna chill and stuff  / Fly with me through Vienna and stuff  ”– as well as the effect of pills into space in a loop.

In this meditative, hypnotic dance trip through the spheres of the now, Ellen Furey from Montreal and London-based New York dance artist Malik Nashad Sharpe celebrate a future without authorities and constraints.

They emerge from the darkness of the dancefloor until they reach a deep blue in which they abandon themselves completely in the rhythms of their unison movements. In the end, it becomes clear that this is to be understood as a dance of resistance.

 

 

Fierce Festival 2019 takes place 15-20 October in venues across Birmingham City Centre, presenting a world class programme of live art, contemporary theatre & dance, alternative cabaret, installations, talks, workshops and our headline party Club Fierce. For the full programme visit Fierce.

 

 

Fierce says:  “At Fierce we love a recommendation, and this piece got several not least from Antonija Livingstone who performed at Fierce 2015. It’s also brilliant to have Malik back at Fierce who premiered their show $elfie$ here in 2017 along with Ellen Furey – a major new voice on the Montreal scene.”