Spoken Word at City - Presented by Apples and Snakes. Live Lit, Spoken Word, Performance Poetry.
03 June, 2019
Apples and Snakes presents
Apples and Snakes, England’s leading organisation for performance poetry and spoken word, bring the best local, national and international spoken word artists to Southampton, from stand-up poets to live literature to spoken word theatre.
451 City presents Shall We Take This Outside
Violence solves nothing.
NB. (Except in films, TV, books, comics, games and pretty much every corner of culture where heroes exist.)
Shall We Take This Outside is Adam Kammerling’s exploration of his own violence, where it found him, why he embraced it, and how it affects him today. As Adam moves through his memories, we discover the myriad ways that violence bleeds into everyday real-life, from hierarchies in the classroom, pub and street, to flippant rejections of any social movement deemed a threat to the status quo.
A spoken word theatre piece animated by two acrobatic dancers; Si Rawlinson and Nina Cavaciuti give physical form to the stories, manipulating Adam and the space, and bringing a visual impact that spoken word simply cannot do alone. The soundtrack is equal parts classic pomp and heroism, and electronic, grime-inspired instrumentals, a reference to both the content of the show, and to Adam’s background as an MC.
Shall We Take This Outside was made with the kind support of Arts Council England, The Albany, Apples And Snakes and CALM.
A very short clip of early rehearsals: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vyYC6l_JGcM