The Body Remembers

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Information

Times: 7:30pm

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

Running Time: The show will last approximately 45 min with no interval. At the end the audience are invited to leave when they’re ready or look at the objects used in the performance that will remain on stage.

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

 

CREDITS

Created and performed by Heather Agyepong

Dramaturg and Co-Creator Gail Babb

Movement Director and Co-Creator Imogen Knight

Video Designer  Gillian Tan

Sound Designer Donato Wharton

Associate Sound Designer Raffaela Pancucci

Stage Managers Tanya Stephenson and Stella Kailides

Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist Dawn Estefan

Engagement Activities

Theatre Club
29 Oct 2021 | 9pm

Fuel presents The Body Remembers Theatre Club open to black women who’ve attended any of the show’s performances across its tour.

The event is being co-facilitated by Dawn Estefan the Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist on The Body Remembers and by Annette Telesford community facilitator and producer involved the project’s development.

A safe space for dialogue and to discuss the themes of the piece.

BSL interpreted by Grace Buckle. Free. Taking place on Zoom.

Duration 1 hour

Book Here

Theatre Club
4 November | 7.45pm

Fuel presents The Body Remembers Theatre Club open to anyone who’s attended any of the show’s performances across its tour. 

The event is being co-facilitated by Maddy Costa and by Annette Telesford. 

A safe space for dialogue and to discuss the themes of the piece.

BSL interpreted by Ali Gordon. Free. Taking place on Zoom.

Duration 1 hour

Book Here

Movement / Mindfulness
23 and 30 Oct | 1pm

Inspired by the belief that “the body holds our entire life experience,” this workshop aims to create the space for Black Women to self-reflect through the expressive arts.

Through movement, drawing, writing and discussion participants will connect to their bodies, breathe, move, and nourish themselves with ease. Participants will discover and give room to what is alive within them right now within a safe and sacred space.

No artistic or movement experience is necessary. Simply come with an open heart and the willingness to self-reflect, share, listen, connect with others, play and move.

(Please be aware that this workshop is solely a space for self-reflection. As a Tamalpa L2 Teacher Training Graduate trained in the Tamalpa Life Art Process, therapeutic tools will be used in this session but this will not be a space for art psychotherapy.)

(For Black women only with a lived experience of trauma, going through healing)

Duration 1 hour

Register by emailing Belisa at belisa@fueltheatre.com

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 or list of prices to decide how much you want to pay for your ticket. To give you a guide, we’ve included 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.

Head to our blog to find out more about Pay What You Can.

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.

Mask wearing is required for all adult audience members whilst sat in performance spaces and when moving around our building (unless exempt).

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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