May 2019

‘Air’ is the fourth in a series of conceptual dance pieces exploring our relationship with the planet and the complex dualities of the elements that shape and sustain it. Following the events illustrated in the previous parts of this series, ‘Air’ explores how a breath of fresh air can bring in a lease of new life. A draft of this piece was performed on the MOVE IT 2019 main stage whilst the completed piece debuted at Breakin’ Convention 2019 at Sadler’s Wells.

Part of a body of work conceptually based on the philosophical elements. Each piece explores the nature of our relationship with the planet, as both the physical manifestation of inner turmoil and the environment around us that forces us to change and is a mirror to our actions when confronted with challenges. ‘Water’ comes first:

Water, change, submergence

Earth, emergence, formation, civilisation, violence, consequence

Fire, chaos, entropy, sacrifice, redemption, retribution, victory

– Air, relief, rebirth, celebration, contentment


Breakin’ Convention 2019: May 2019

Music and choreography credit

Keeno ‘Nocturne’
Keeno ‘Nocturne’ (Frederic Robinson Remix)

Choreography By Asha Verma, Dee Gyasi-Sonukan, Shirley Ahura, Mike Igbins with contribution from Amz Mansaray, Jess Erhabor & Temica Thompson


Jade Adesola, Shirley Ahura, Elisa Bei, Imani Clovis, Jesse Erhabor, Dee Gyasi-Sonukan, Laura Harrison, Mike Igbins, Amz Mansaray, Esra Mansour, Dorine Mwesiga, Arthi Nachiappan, Jessica Owens, Sean Perkins, Pav Rai, Sagar Shah, Temica Thompson, Asha Verma, Brittney Wallace

Work in Progress

MOVE IT Main Stage: March 2019


Breakin’ Convention audition: January 2019