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We're celebrating 25 years of Taking Part with a joyous season of work created with our local communities. Find out more.

A Taking Part and Hetrick-Martin Institute project
Communities of Resistance

Co-created by Jay Jay Revlon, Tristan Fynn-Aiduenu & Kemar Jewel
Jun - Jul
New York

Following the sell-out success of the Taking Part production Sundown Kiki, young people will explore how art has historically been used as a collective space of political resistance.

The Young Vic will engage a group of Queer and Black or Global Majority young artists in a new creative process which connects Sundown Kiki to the birthplace of ballroom - New York City and explores ballroom’s political heritage.

Working with House Father and leading figure of UK ballroom Jay Jay Revlon, theatre director and writer Tristan Fynn-Aiduenu, and US based theatre and ballroom artist Kemar Jewel, the young artists will explore what the notion of Communities of Resistance means to them and within their creative practice. The project is delivered in collaboration with Hetrick-Martin Institute in New York City.

The project will conclude with a collaboration between the UK and US young artists in New York City, summer 2022 where they will create a scratch performance around the theme of Communities of Resistance. This international group of young artists will also march together in the New York Pride Parade 2022.