The Body Remembers

Information

Times: 7:30pm

Tickets: Pay What You Can (suggested price £16)

Running Time: TBC

Age Guidance: 16+

This event takes place in person in our Council Chamber. Seats will be provided however audiences will have the option to stand or sit during the performance.

Fuel presents…

The body is an archive. It remembers everything – even the things that the head forgets.

Heather Agyepong’s powerful new solo performance The Body Remembers explores how trauma lives in the body, particularly for Black British women across different generations. Through a unique and compelling relationship between the audience and artist, it creates a cathartic experience.

Created & performed by multidisciplinary artist & actor Heather Agyepong, The Body Remembers features interviews of Black British women in trauma recovery. The performance is inspired by the therapeutic practice of Authentic Movement with Agyepong as The Mover and the audience as The Witness. Featuring dynamic projections and an immersive soundscape which help the audience to re-discover the power of self-reflection as the start of recovery and healing. Co-created by Imogen Knight (movement) and Gail Babb (dramaturgy), The Body Remembers creates a space for audience and artist to attend to themselves and each other. 

 

“To give love to our inner selves we must first give attention, recognition and acceptance. Having let ourselves know that we will not be punished for acknowledging who we are or what we feel we can name the problems we see”

 

bell hooks, author of sisters of the yam: black women & self recovery.

 

Part of our OverCome Season
#OverCome2021

 

Priority booking now open. General booking opens at 10am on Fri 6 Aug.

PAY WHAT YOU CAN

As part of our wider commitment to making the arts accessible to everyone, all performances at Battersea Arts Centre will now be part of our universal Pay What You Can pricing model.

Use the slider on the booking page to decide how much you want to pay for your ticket. To give you a guide, the slider is set at a recommended price for each event. Any amount paid over this will help us continue to make our events accessible to everyone, whilst supporting our activities with artists, young people and our local community.

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COVID-SECURE MEASURES

We are a COVID secure venue and are following guidelines set out by the government to make your visit a safe and enjoyable one.

All visitors are encouraged to wear a mask or face covering while in the building. This can be removed to enjoy drinks.

Find out more about our covid-secure measures

We are offering a limited amount of socially distanced performances for most events.

Fewer tickets will be sold for these performances providing more space for audiences to be social distanced.

Socially distanced performances will be highlighted next to the dates when booking.

ACCESS

This event takes place in person in our Council Chamber.

If you’ve booked a ticket, you’ll receive an email in advance with helpful information before the performance. If you would like to read about our current Covid safety measures in place, you can find out more about what to expect here.

Seats will be provided however audiences will have the option to stand or sit during the performance.

Content

  • There will be discussion of trauma in relation to Black women’s experiences.
  • Physical exploration of trauma (and release).

All performances will be Relaxed. We invite you to make yourself comfortable and if you need to leave the performance at any point you will be allowed to return to the space when you feel ready.

Further Information

Pre-show information

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