Shall We Take This Outside by Adam Kammerling
A stunning spoken word theatre piece, Kammerling explores the violence in himself and our everyday lives alongside a duo of tight-knit acrobatic dancers
Violence solves nothing.
NB. (Except in films, TV, books, comics, games and pretty much every corner of culture where heroes exist)
A considered and impactful work, Shall We Take This Outside is Adam Kammerling’s exploration of his own violence, where it found him, why he embraced it, and how it affects him today. As Adam moves through his memories, we discover the myriad ways that violence bleeds into everyday real-life, from hierarchies in the classroom, pub and street, to flippant rejections of any social movement deemed a threat to the status quo.
A spoken word theatre piece animated by two acrobatic dancers; Si Rawlinson and Emma Houston give physical form to the stories, manipulating Adam and the space, and bringing a visual impact that spoken word simply cannot do alone. The soundtrack is equal parts classic pomp and heroism, and electronic, grime-inspired instrumentals, a reference to both the content of the show, and to Adam’s background as an MC.
A massive development for Adam, Shall We Take This Outside is a huge step from the spoken word circuit into longer forms, and a full collaboration with physical artists has been a long time coming. The subject matter and the form marry to create an amorphous space from which explosions of physical activity burst, and then swiftly spiral back into the simpler focus of spoken word poetry and storytelling.
3rd July’s performance will be BSL interpreted. This will be a relaxed performance. If you have any access needs please get in touch in advance so we can make your experience as accessible as possible.
Shall We Take This Outside was made with the kind support of Arts Council England, The Albany, Apples And Snakes and CALM
Running Time: 1 hour (no interval)Artist's Website
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