Extra Behind the Scenes footage — Book Now
Fountain behind-the-scenes traces Yewande 103 creative team's journey of rehearsal and filming the movement score for Fountain, the dance artists speak to their experiences of dancing and moving with their lived experiences of loss, joy and intimacy.
Sat 24 Sep, 15.00 | Cambridge Arts
Sun 25 Sep, 18.00 | Hackney
Sun 2 Oct, 16.00 | Finsbury Park
Sat 8 Oct, 13.00 | Cinema City, Norwich
Live Q&A with Alexandrina Hemsley — Book Now
After the film, join us for a Q&A with director Alexandrina Hemsley.
Alexandrina's creative practice lands in the fluid spaces of dance, choreography, writing, facilitating and advocacy.
In 2020, Alexandrina founded Yewande 103 out of a commitment to work across dance and healthcare spaces to create tender, compassionate encounters with creativity.
Sat 8 Oct, 17.45 | Duke's At Komedia, Brighton
Sat 15 Oct, 16.00 | Cameo, Scotland
Sat 22 Oct, 16.00 | FACT, Liverpool
Sun 30 Oct, 16.00 | Ritzy, Brixton
All audience members will receive a free printed zine, featuring director Alexandrina Hemsley's cut of text and images from Fountain, and space for the audience's own reflections.
Presented in partnership with Dark Matter
Building on Yewande 103's current body of work around embodied advocacy, Fountain blends together dance and digital watery environments to explore tidal cycles of repair, loss, joy and intimacy.
This powerful work draws on the symbolism and psycho-geography of water as inevitably linked to Black histories, embodiments, experiences and mental health.
Image credit: Jack Barraclough
Guided by choreographer Alexandrina Hemsley's tightly woven movement score, dancers Rickay Hewitt-Martin, Rudzani Moleya and Shahada Nantaba, cycle through plural, interconnected, expansive, non-linear states.
Contrasting edits of splashing waves with a darkened theatre space, the trio shift between spectrums of being seen, mirrored & camouflaged by water.
Fountain situates itself amidst the colliding range and scale of experiences within Black subjectivities that water evokes: from the play of running through fountains in the summer, to the significance of oceanic passages and the impacts of colonial carving up of water and
selves within Black existences.
Considering the water within our own bodies in relation to the other waters within Earth's hydrosphere, Fountain tenderly senses our inescapable tides of life and death; welcoming how our watery bodies exist simultaneously as oceans, tombs and sanctuaries.