no more quick, quick, slow, 2021
no more quick, quick, slow uses six short words to explore the legacy and ongoing tension of race relations in the United Kingdom. It is a call to action, to do and dance better — inspired by a quote in Britain’s ‘Brown Babies’ by Lucy Bland, “We English girls took to it like ducks to water. No more quick, quick, slow for us. This was living.”
Speaking to the role of dance in the history of multiculturalism and their own personal experience as a queer Black womxn, the work emphasises the importance of racial and social justice, not only in political calls against police brutality but in our economic and cultural landscapes too. First shown here during the worldwide 2020 Black Lives Matter protests, the work challenges what “to lead” really means, and who has the privilege and power to do so.