Black Theatre Live


Windows of Displacement

AkeimToussaint Buck presents

“Windows of Displacement is a powerful and prescient work. Akeim is a gifted storyteller, effortlessly weaving resonant historical accounts, sharp social commentary and compelling autobiography together with beautiful movement to create a captivating hour of theatre.” Gilly Roche - New Work Producer, West Yorkshire Playhouse 

Windows of Displacement, choreographed and performed by Akeim Toussaint Buck is an autobiographically sourced solo; blending dance, song and spoken word to explore personal narratives, ancestral memory and the shifting (and increasingly urgent) politics surrounding the movement of people.

Using his experience of being born in Jamaica and now residing in the UK as starting point, Akeim Toussaint Buck explores both historical as well as current political and socio-economic references. Drawing on the contexts of imperialism, colonialism and displacement to create a captivating story of the past, present and future of humanity, Windows of Displacement takes its audiences on a journey galvanising people power and reclaiming our collective responsibility. 

Windows Of Displacement is commissioned by Yorkshire Dance Ampli ed and Northern School of Contemporary Dance through the Northern Connections programme, delivered in partnership with Spin Arts and Leeds Beckett University.

Supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England. Developed at West Yorkshire Playhouse and supported by The Civic, Barnsley and RJC Dance.