Hive City Legacy at HOME

Kristy Stott, Theatre Editor
Hive City Legacy at HOME
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Hive City Legacy at HOME Manchester, Manchester 3 — 7 September 2019 Tickets from £10.50 — Book now

From the creators of Hot Brown Honey and following a sell-out run at London’s Roundhouse, the Australian collective join forces with nine young performers to bring Hive City Legacy to HOME Manchester.

Known for creating fierce and edgy performance, Hot Brown Honey have collaborated with nine new artists following a call-out for young BME performers identifying as female. The result is Hive City Legacy, a feisty and furious recipe of hip-hop, breakdance, mime, acro and burlesque, fearlessly directed by Lisa Fa’alafi.

The title of the performance takes its inspiration from the beehive as an emblem of female empowerment. Within ‘the hive’ each performer is able to showcase their unique skillset, resulting in a buzz of diverse skills such as circus, comedy, music, dance and spoken word.

An explosive mash-up, this unflinching satire draws on social activism, redefined narratives and intersecting tales to tackle the experiences of young non-white women. Confronting issues of race, sexuality and mental health, this collective performance is empowering and uplifting, and ready to shake things up.

Hive City Legacy is a Roundhouse production created in collaboration with international creators Lisa Fa’alafi and Busty Beatz of Australian sensation Hot Brown Honey, alongside hip-hop artist Yami ‘Rowdy’ Lofvenberg.

Hive City Legacy at HOME Manchester, Manchester 3 — 7 September 2019 Tickets from £10.50 Book now

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