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GONER: marikiscrycrycry
Institute of Contemporary Arts
Image: Daniel Chan

this dark gleam

ICA presents live performance GONER by artist marikiscrycrycry.

The Goner is someone who is doomed with no chance of survival—bound to death, a lost and hopeless case.

This work follows this figure on a sensuous, suspense-filled and fearsome choreographic journey into the psychological depths of the Goner’s horror. Lightly touching on the topics of abuse, Caribbean migration, alienation, belonging, addiction, and violence, Goner is utilising the formal tools of solo authorship and the aesthetics of horror to create radical visual culture from the marginalised perspective, and to tease out and establish a Black tradition of horror for the live context. How do we look at culturally specific narratives against a backdrop of thrilling, bloody, and psychological horror?

Choreography   Malik Nashad Sharpe
Musical Direction  Tabitha Thorlu-Bangura
Set Design  Felix Villiers
Lighting Design  Barnaby Booth
Costume Design  Erik Annerborn
Production Manager  James Dawson
Project Producers  Michael Kitchin
Strategic Producers  The Uncultured
Music Composition and Sound Design  Luke Blair
Rehearsal Direction  Blue Makwana
Dramaturgical Support  Jay Miller
Hair  ManWigs
Featuring music by  Arif Cooper (R.I.P.), De Schuurman, Poundshoppe, and Don Sinini
Voiceover  OBOBOB
Text Consultancy  Travis Alabanza
Promotional Images  Ralf Hersborg
Promotional Styling  HASZNAT
Trailer/Short Film  Sinisa
Trailer Talent  Isabelle Gzowski, Gabriel Chen, Chloe Filani, Iman Villaruel, Shemi Cudjoe
PR by Binita Walia
Co-commissioned by The Yard Theatre (UK), Dansehallerne (DK), MDT (SK), Cambridge Junction (UK) with support from Stobbs New Ideas Fund.

Additional Support by Fest en Fest (UK), The Place (UK), Portland Institute of Contemporary Art’s Creative Exchange Lab with lead support from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation (USA), Toronto Community Love-in (CA), My Wild Flag (SK), Sadler’s Wells (UK), Watermans Arts Centre (UK), Caldera Arts Centre (USA), New Expressive Works (USA) and Live Art Development Agency (UK). Created using public funds from Arts Council England.

Malik Nashad Sharpe is an artist working with choreography. Creating primarily underneath the alias Marikiscrycrycry, he creates performances that are formally engaged with the construction of atmosphere, affect, and dramaturgy.

He graduated with a BA in Dance (Highest Honours) from Williams College in 2014, and holds a Diploma in Contemporary Dance from Trinity Laban where he won the Simone Michelle Award for Outstanding Choreography. He is currently an Associate Artist at The Place, and a studio resident of Somerset House Studios. He is currently a guest professor in dance performance at the Stockholm University of the Arts in Stockholm, SK. He lives in London, UK
08:00 pm
Wed, 03 Apr 2024
08:00 pm
Thu, 04 Apr 2024

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Image: Daniel Chan
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