Concept illustration for Sonny Nwachukwu's commission 'Circles'. The heads of a man and woman are set against a background of planets and astrological symbols, and the outline of their hair takes on the aspect of stars clustered together in space.
Illustration by Natalie Cooper

Sonny Nwachukwu – Circles

Circles is a ‘choreopoem’, a live dance and spoken word performance, that explores the subconsciousness of relationships, drawing on black culture.

For this R&D project, a team of two artists, a co-choreographer, dramaturge and Sonny Nwachukwu, the project’s writer and director collaborate to create a choreopoem.

Circles delves into an astral projection reality where the characters take on forms of past present and future lives. Through open conversations between the characters touching on subjects such as Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome, community and love, Circles brings an intimate yet urgent reminder about unhealed pain and asks the important questions about identity and healing.




Sonny Nwachukwu

Production details

Director/ Writer/ Choreographer
Sonny Nwachukwu
Ffion Campbell Davies
John R Gordon
Michael Peter Johnson
Barak Ade Soleil

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