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FUBUNATION were in residence at iC4C in December 2021 and again in February and March 2022, working on BLACK IS…
FUBUNATION researched and developed a new body of work entitled THE BLACK IS… SERIES displayed through dance performance, documentary and photography.

Looking at themes of sexuality, homophobia, heritage & racial displacement under the umbrella of identity within black communities, FUBUNATION confronts the conflict of never really belonging in a western society that excludes African & Caribbean people’s contribution to its legacy.

How does this internal conflict of cultures compromise our sense of identity?

BLACK IS… challenges perceptions around black cultures by exploring diversity within the diaspora honouring the collective heritage black people share as a result of marginalisation in a landscape of social structures, traditions and societal expectations whilst acknowledging that our experiences are varied and nuanced.


Image by Alessandro Castellani 


Artistic Directors and Choreographers: Rhys Dennis & Waddah Sinada

Lighting Designer: Jonathan Samuel 

Sound Composer: Sam Nunez  

Documentary Co-Directors: 3000CeanHill 

Photographer: Theo Gould 

Creative Producer: Steph Be  

Co-producer: Conny Janssen Danst 

Partners: Dance4, Talawa Theatre, The Roundhouse, Irie Dance Theatre 

Funded by Arts Council England