Runtime: 1h 30m
Here’s another deserving returner at the Yard, the brilliant venue in Hackney Wick which has carved out a real place for itself at the more experimental end of London theatre. It embraces that fertile place where new writing, devised work and dance meet. Written by Lanre Malaolu, Samskara is a beautiful, poetic and clear-eyed dissection of black masculinity. It's inspired by real-life testimonies to tell the stories of four generations of black men in a piece that fuses dance and text.
Four generations of Black men are trying to understand themselves in a world that tells them that they have to be strong. They tell their stories, their bodies intertwine, they move for themselves and for one another. Inspired by real-life testimonies, SAMSKARA is an explosive fusion of movement, hip-hop dance and text; an exploration of Black masculinity, vulnerability, and the cycles of fatherhood. Moving through joy and suffering, laughter and longing, this soul-baring odyssey by award-winning artist Lanre Malaolu is an ode to what it means to be a Black man in Britain today. Age Recommendation: 12+