‘Beautiful, Black, Bold Brother, Being’ – B is an emotive duet, surrounding the issues of being black and gay. It explores themes of masculinity, intimacy, identity and being your ‘true self’.
Stimulated by events in the lives of Black, Gay interviewees, this emotive and visceral piece explores ideas around masculinity, intimacy, religion and identity.
Using original club-influenced music, intimate dance repertoire, an ingenious set, and audio-clips of real-life testimonials, B brings to the fore an awareness of the conflicted, emotive, repressed, glorious and intimate nature of growing up Black and Gay.
‘Gerrard Martin performance “B” has to be the most profound, provocative and yet poignant exploration around queer black identity to date in the UK.
It ambitiously explores themes of the self, otherness, idealism, faith, love and their intersectionality.
It’s not often you get to be part of history in the making but this is exactly what we are witnessing here‘ Mark Lawrence Banfield – Community Engagement Officer at the Terrence Higgins Trust, and CEO of Regenovate CIC