SILHOUETTEZ a Choreopoetic Theatre STYLE
Exploring social dynamics through Theatre, Movement and Spoken Word. Lead and created by theatre maker Damilola DK Fashola, the work is raw, stemming from experiences encountered by the artists. Highlighting the disparity concerning these themes in relation wider society.
Style Work is presented almost as a dream like world, a'museum of moving images."
Once described as 'A kaleidoscope of dramatic & theatrical black womanist opinion'.
Elements Theatre, Movement, Spoken Word, Physical Theatre, Satire, Song, Dramatic, Thematic
Themes Femininity, African and Afro-Caribbean Diaspora, Black British Experiences, Gender Relations, Pop-Culture, and Socio-economic issues across “modern day society.
Silhouettez Style of theatre has been showcased at a range of venues in London and surrounding areas' including, The Steven Lawrence Centre, Cockpit Theatre, Babalou Bar, Madame Jojo’s (Soho), Hertfordshire University, Oval House and Royal Festival Hall.
First appearance March 2009
Rebirth Winter 2017, supported by Initiativedkf
History Silhouettez Theatre stemmed from Silhouettez In The Dark (SITD), originally an independent performance alliance founded by Fashola in 2008, alongside East 15 class mates Michelle D'Costa and Othilia Luiki. From 2010 additional performers/actors would eventually join the troop taking part in SITD projects. Overgrowing demand, lack of finance and hopes to pursue individual projects, led to SITD concluding indefinitely in 2012. Led by Fashola, various actors took part in one off performances across 2013-16. Keeping her fundamental writing style and with the support of Initiative.dkf, Fashola revitalised the concept developing it into a genre now identified as Silhouttez Theatre.
"A maze of various ideas, not flowing from beginning, middle and end but an intertwined mesh of thoughts that can relate to each other"