Violence solves nothing.
NB. (Except in films, TV, books, comics, games and pretty much every corner of culture where heroes exist).
A considered and impactful work, Shall We Take This Outside is Adam Kammerling’s exploration of his own violence, where it found him, why he embraced it, and how it affects him today. As Adam moves through his memories, we discover the myriad ways that violence bleeds into everyday real-life, from hierarchies in the classroom, pub and street, to flippant rejections of any social movement deemed a threat to the status quo.
A spoken word theatre piece animated by two acrobatic dancers; Si Rawlinson and Emma Houston give physical form to the stories, manipulating Adam and the space, and bringing a visual impact that spoken word simply cannot do alone. The soundtrack is equal parts classic pomp and heroism, and electronic, grime-inspired instrumentals, a reference to both the content of the show, and to Adam’s background as an MC.
A massive development for Adam, Shall We Take This Outside is a huge step from the spoken word circuit into longer forms, and a full collaboration with physical artists has been a long time coming. The subject matter and the form marry to create an amorphous space from which explosions of physical activity burst, and then swiftly spiral back into the simpler focus of spoken word poetry and storytelling.
Shall We Take This Outside is created with kind support from Arts Council England, the Albany, Apples And Snakes and CALM. Presented by OX Projects.
PLEASE NOTE: Contains strong language and references to violence and drug use.