No Diving 2
- Neilma Sidney Theatre
- April 7 - 8 | 7pm (followed by a Q & A)
Watching Storyboard P dance feels like glimpsing into another world. His dancing reminds us that our conventional understandings of what a human body is, what it can do, and where it starts and ends, are insufficient. As an acclaimed street dancer Storyboard’s lineage is Flex, but as an artist he might be more of an Afrofuturist. Using an otherworldly combination of skill, beauty, poetry, and emotion his dancing collapses space and time into an alternative universe.
When Storyboard talks about dance, he becomes a visionary poet—speech is a vessel for body language, dance a way to speak without speaking, a slang of movement that can carry vibrations like the animation of a stop motion film. “My style is Mutant. As a mutant my power is to project a sequence of images through my body that tells an elaborate story to music. The power to storyboard / ballet / jazz / African / contemporary / bruk up / flex / boogaloo.”
Co-Produced with Arika, the political arts organization from Scotland, UK, who Performance Space collaborated with on I wanna be with you everywhere festival of disability aesthetics in 2019. Film Still courtesy of Cinque Northern (cropped into heart).