This event contains adult themes including domestic violence, distress, social support – age restriction 16+.
The performance is a piece of narrative based dance underpinned by research in domestic abuse amongst ethnically minoritised women in the COVID-19 pandemic from a social psychology lens. The performance will involve audience engagement and reflection on traditional notions of domestic abuse and the role of the intersection of gender and racial identities in this context. Sound and words are used to engage the audience in a deeper reflective experience and provide them with resources to aid understanding of domestic abuse and how they can support themselves/others around them going through similar experiences.
Photo credit: Nick Hardy
- Anika Mishra, Department of Psychology
- Dr Jilly Gibson-Miller, Department of Psychology
- Dr Chantelle Wood, Department of Psychology
- Producer and Director: Erica Mulkern
- Choreographed and performed by: Erica Mulkern, Nyoosha Rahmani and Shawn Willis
Ankita and Erica would like to thank would like to thank Humraaz, Blackburn; Roshni Sheffield Asian Women’s Resource Centre; Apna Haq, Rotherham; The Angelou Centre, Newcastle; The Phoebe Centre, Ipswich for helping us speak to the women without whose stories and experiences have informed the dance piece. A special thank you to Humraaz for being the primary collaborator for this research and their unwavering support at all times. We would also like to thank Enable Us Project, the dancers of Love Should Not Hurt: A Way Out and our families for their support and guidance for this performance. A big thanks to Olivia Elford for all of their in-studio help and invaluable advice.