Sadler’s Wells and 180 Studios are delighted to present the world première of Ivan Michael Blackstock’s TRAPLORD which will run at 180 Studios from Saturday 26 March – Saturday 16 April 2022 in a co-production with The Factory and ALTRUVIOLET.
Award-winning dance artist and cultural innovator Ivan Michael Blackstock’s TRAPLORD is an immersive dance performance meditating on life, death and rebirth. Wandering between dreams and reality, TRAPLORD takes us on a new heroic journey to self-actualisation.
Using dance, theatre and spoken word to explore raw and confrontational themes of mental health and masculinity, TRAPLORD is an invitation to question the stereotyping of Black men in contemporary western society; an attempt to escape from the mental state of being condemned before having lived.
Director and Choreographer, Ivan Michael Blackstock said: “Bringing TRAPLORD to the theatrical stage is something I’ve felt I needed to do for a long time. The experience and story it tells is one that has always felt present in me so uncovering that truth and sharing it in this way brings me great relief and a sense of healing. Looking at the cycle of life, death and rebirth from a black male perspective, along with the specific challenges to mental health that go along with this, I hope that this production will encourage audiences to delve within themselves to reflect and find their own way of taking positive action in their own lives. It’s incredible to see the TRAPLORD universe start to take shape – watch this space.”
Sadler’s Wells x 180 Studios
A co-production with The Factory and ALTRUVIOLET
180 Studios, WC2R
Saturday 26 March – Saturday 16 April 2022
Ticket Office: 020 7863 8000 or www.sadlerswells.com
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