Sonny Nwachukwu, Circles: The Documentary

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Circles is a choreopoem by Sonny Nwachukwu, commissioned by Unlimited (delivered by Shape Arts and Artsadmin). Through spoken word, movement and sound, Circles is an exploration into perpetual psychospiritual clashes, provoked by the traumas of slavery. In Circles, we follow Obi and Ada a black man and black woman reborn over time, and their repeated, often defeated attempts, to break the cycles of constraint that were set in motion by the trauma of slavery and see each other as they really are.

Man and woman pour grains

Circles, the Choreopoem. Photograph: Viki Szep

In this video, we take a look behind the scenes of creating Circles: The Choreopoem, with interviews from the creative team and live footage from the sharing. It delves into what it took to create this unique work, touching on Sonny’s methodology on leading a team as a disabled artist.

3 black people behind the scenes

Circles, the Choreopoem. Photograph: Viki Szep