(Gerrard Martin Dance)
‘B’ is a duet, dealing with the issues of being both Black and Gay. Stimulated by events in the lives of Black, Gay interviewees, this emotive and visceral piece explores ideas around masculinity, intimacy, religion & identity. Using original club-influenced music, intimate dance repertoire, an ingenious set, and audio-clips of real-life testimonials, ‘B’ brings to the fore an awareness of the conflicted, emotive, repressed, glorious and intimate nature of growing up Black and Gay.
Created by Gerrard Martin Dance
“Gerrard Martin’s performance ‘B’ has to be the most profound, provocative and yet poignant exploration around queer black identity to date in the UK. It ambitiously explores themes of the self, otherness, idealism, faith, love and their intersectionality. It’s not often you get to be part of history in the making but this is exactly what we are witnessing here. I anticipate eagerly it’s full realisation” Mark Lawrence Banfield Community Engagement Officer at the Terrence Higgins Trust, and CEO of Regenovate CIC
‘B’ is 1 of 4 events happening at Rich Mix (thanks Rich Mix!) highlighting Queer People of Colour’s (QPOC) voices and experiences in our community, both nationally and internationally.
The development and presentation of ‘B’ is supported with funding from Arts Council England
Image: Urban Visuals Decay: Kiraly St Claire