Birmingham 22 dance commission free stream

Published: 27 July 2022
Reporter: Vera Liber

Remembrances Credit: cottonbro

Intercultural theatre and arts company Border Crossings will stream Remembrances, a collaborative dance performance from contemporary indigenous dance artist b.solomon//ELECTRIC MOOSE and UK-based AVA Dance Company.

Originally performed at Birmingham 2022 Festival as part of the Commonwealth Game cultural programme, this dance piece acts as as a prelude to the games and aims to provide an alternative ceremony of welcome to indigenous people.

Remembrances "reflects on the challenging history of colonial injustices and showcases the power of the art form to move and drive essential conversations about our shared histories." It will be available on the Border Crossings YouTube channel from 6PM on 28 July 2022.

Artistic Director Michael Walling said, "this commission from Birmingham 2022 has allowed us to work in a completely new way, creating a call and response structure between two dance companies, operating on different continents. It meant that the cross-cultural encounter at the heart of the piece was absolutely real—and that the sense of healing that emerged was a powerful testament to what performance can achieve in these turbulent times."