(c) Paul Blakemore OUT RACHAEL YOUNG (4)6F7A7309.JPG


The Yard, 2017
The Wardrobe, 2017
Vienna International Dance Festival, 2017
Underbelly, Edinburgh, 2017

By Rachael Young
Created and performed with Dwayne Antony
Set and Costume Design: Naomi Kuyck-Cohen
Lighting Design: Nao Nagai
Sound Design: Naomi Jackson
Outside Eye: Joseph Mercier
Dramaturgical Support: Martin Hargreaves
Producer: Anna Smith

OUT is about shape shifting in a bid to fit in; to be black enough, straight enough, Jamaican enough…    

Challenging homophobia and transphobia within Caribbean communities, OUT is a conversation between two bodies, reclaiming dancehall and celebrating queerness amongst the bittersweet scent of oranges.  

Embracing personal, political and cultural dissonance, this defiant act of self expression smashes through the silence, summoning voices and re-enacting movements in a chaotic mash-up of remembrance and reinvention.

Early designs used as conversation tools in rehearsal