The Body Remembers is a solo performance that uses authentic movement, projection, audio testimonies and soundscapes created and performed by Heather Agyepong, co-created by Imogen Knight (movement) and Gail Babb (dramaturgy).
The piece creates a unique relationship between performer and audience, as we invite them through guided projection to witness the performer and reflections from 20 Black women in trauma recovery as they attend to their own feelings.
Authentic Movement is a therapeutic practice that has allowed Heather to process what her body has been trying to communicate for years and most importantly brought gentle attention to the self. The practice consists of the mover and the witness. The mover without restriction, through impulse, reclaims space. The witness observes, reflects, and notes what is happening in their own bodies.
The Body Remembers focuses on the six parts of Heather’s body that speak the loudest; head, throat, heart, stomach, womb, and hands.
The Body Remembers is produced by Fuel, with support from Arts Council England, Wellcome Trust, and the Jerwood New Work Fund.
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Image: Camilla Greenwell, 2020