Weaving together poetic text and movement, Alexandrina Hemsley and Seke Chimutengwende come together to retell the history of the universe from the big bang through to the universe’s death. Speculating on how to be with their bodies that carry histories of marginalisation and anti-blackness, Chimutengwende and Hemsley combine elements of Science Fiction, and personal narrative to propel the personal and the mythic onto a cosmic scale.
Alexandrina Hemsley and Seke Chimutengwende began working together in 2016. Exploring the potentials and problematics of Afrofuturism shapes their collaboration. They situate their bodies inside shifting and imagined landscapes, searching for hopeful possibilities amidst the harshness of past and present dystopias.
Black Holes is choreographed, written and performed by Seke Chimutengwende and Alexandrina Hemsley. It was co-commissioned by Cambridge Junction, The Place and Chisenhale Dance Space in London, and supported by Camden People’s Theatre, Arts Council England, Trinity Laban and Greenwich Dance.
Dramaturgy: Season Butler
Set Design: Rosie Elnile
Sound Design: Xana
Lighting Design: Simeon Miller
Producer: Rachel Rogers