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SALT

July 15, 2017 - July 16, 2017

KR SALT Southbank event

Designed by Katherina Radeva
Created by Selina Thompson

SALT at London’s South Bank / Blue Room, Level 1, Royal Festival Hall

Witness a performance encompassing grief, ancestry, home, forgetting and colonialism.

In February, two artists got on a cargo ship, and retraced one of the routes of the Transatlantic Slave Triangle – from the UK to Ghana to Jamaica, and back.

Their memories, their questions and their grief took them along the bottom of the Atlantic and through the figurative realm of an imaginary past.

It was a long journey backwards, in order to go forwards. This show is what they brought back.

salt is about where colonial history exists in the everyday, the politics of grief and what happens inside Selina’s head every time someone asks ‘where are you from?’ and won’t take Birmingham or her mum’s uterus for an answer.

It’s about being part of a diaspora.

It’s a show that creates a space for us to talk about all of these things, to see where we fit, and to think about the changing and healing that is still to come.

Commissioned by Yorkshire Festival, Theatre Bristol and MAYK. Supported by Arts Council England, and 200 kind and generous supporters who donated towards the voyage across the Atlantic.

Part of the South Bank’s AFRICA UTOPIA Festival

“deserves the attention it demands” ★★★★ – Reviews Hub

Selina Thompson is an artist and performer. Her work is playful, participatory and intimate, focused on the politics of identity, and how this defines our bodies, lives and environments. She has made work for pubs, cafes, hairdressers, toilets, and sometimes even galleries and theatres, including Spill Festival of Performance, The National Theatre Studio, The Birmingham REP, East Street Arts and the West Yorkshire Playhouse.

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Start:
July 15, 2017
End:
July 16, 2017
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Website:
https://www.southbankcentre.co.uk/whats-on/122074-salt-2017

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Selina Thompson

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