At the Riley Theatre
Choreographed and performed by Alethia Antonia, Inscribed in “Me” is a visceral work told through movement, voice and music. Using the frame of performance, it explores the impact of personal and historical experiences on the individual, and the boundaries of feminine blackness and self-authorship. Inscribed in “Me” bears witness to the deeply personal yet universal endeavour to live life to one's full potential and find healing.
“I” as the creator presents “Me” to you all. “Me” which is made of multiple narratives, constructed of multiple perspectives, many of which “I” have not inscribed. So how do “I” find the tools for reinscription? Or do “I” make peace with the parts of “Me” I’d rather erase?
Running time: 50 mins
Suitable for ages 12+
Warning: This performance contains themes of racial and personal trauma
Performed as part of Black Women in Leadership Symposium
Alethia Antonia (they/her) is a UK-based freelance choreographer, performer, teacher and researcher. They trained at London Contemporary Dance School, Salzburg Experimental Academy of Dance and Northern School of Contemporary Dance, and are currently a part-time PhD student at De Montfort University with a Midlands4Cities studentship.
Alethia’s choreographic work and research incorporate various movement practices, music and vocality to explore artistic and socio-political issues in relation to race and gender, mental health and trauma. This is particularly connected with the idea of self-authoring feminine blackness, decolonisation, and accessibility. Their choreographic work has been commissioned, supported and performed through institutions such as The Place, Sadler’s Wells, Akram Khan Company, Phoenix Dance Theatre, Dance4, Northern School of Contemporary Dance, Yorkshire Dance, Fashion Space Gallery, DanceEast, UTA Artist Space and London Gallery Weekend. They are currently a Work Place Artist at The Place and a member of the Equality, Diversity and Inclusion working group at Dancers’ Career Development (DCD).
Alongside their choreographic career, they are also an established performer who has worked with companies such as Russell Maliphant Dance Company, Scottish Dance Theatre, and James Cousins Company amongst others, and guest teaches for various dance conservatoires, CAT schemes, outreach projects, and professional companies around the UK.