A Blend of Hip-Hop & Theatre, Family Honour asks: How Far Would You Go To Uphold Family Expectations?

From internationally award-winning choreographer Kwame Asafo-Adjei, witness this raw exploration of family and personal trauma…

By Manchester's Finest | September 20th '22

Spoken Movement

International award-winning choreographer Kwame Asafo-Adjei is bringing his full-length ensemble production, Family Honour to Contact Theatre for one night only on Thursday 29th September.

A brilliantly unique mixing of hip-hop and theatre, Family Honour asks how far one would go to uphold family expectations and whether it’s truly honourable to do so or just another traditional taboo? It tells the tale of a young woman, bound by the demands of tradition, religion and family, who confronts her past rebellion against these pressures.

Kwame Asafo-Adjei is a dance artist who fuses his hip-hop training with contemporary dance and his Ghanaian background, helping create a unique style of movement that tackles the day-to-day realities he faces in his social surroundings. Often exploring the development of black culture, themes of tension and release are ever-present in his provocative work.

Originally a duet, Family Honour won France’s prestigious Danse Élargie back in 2018.

“Honour, is sophisticated in its use of hip-hop language for theatrical ends, in a tensely contained dispute that tells of the repression of young women by older religious men” The Guardian

Spoken Movement: Family Honour

Date: Thursday 29th September
Time: 7.30pm
Venue: Contact Theatre
Cost: £20 Full price | £15 Under 35 | £10 Concessions