Dates: Tues 23 – Sun 28 Aug
Time: 5.45pm (45 mins)
Venue: Summerhall, EH9 1PL
Genre: Dance, Theatre, Contemporary, Performance Art
Sensitive content: Contains distressing themes, scenes of violence, strong language/swearing, flashing lights
Access: Venue Accessibility
He’s Dead is a dark fantasy choreography asking the unanswerable question “Was Tupac depressed?”
This conceptual group work uses dance, live action and sound to unearth the unspoken dehumanisation of marginalised people and Black experience of mental health. Underscored by a pulsing, dominating soundscape, He’s Dead is a complex, powerful endeavour to shed tears for the things we cannot unearth.
Staged in 3 acts, He’s Dead interrogates the injustice experienced by those perceived as flawed; those denied sadness, denied acknowledgement and denied a voice.
“a confident, original, uncompromising, abstruse performance, unapologetic about taking up space with black and queer bodies” The Guardian
Artist website: Marikiscrycrycry