Bringing forth a beautiful fusion of movement, theatre and stunning media visuals The Freedom of Freewill, at Cast, Doncaster on Thursday July 17, uses physical theatre, hip hop and contemporary dance to ask the question - are we all entitled to freedom and freewill?
A world premiere performance before its European tour, from local artist and ex trainee director of Cast Ryan LoGisTic Harston and his company Urban Conceptz Theatre, The Freedom of Freewill looks at the best and worst of human nature.
Touching upon the tragic and monstrous events of the 20th century to explore people’s fight for freedom and whether freewill should be granted to all.
Created and produced in association with Cast, The Freedom of Freewill features established local dance artists Nathan Geering, the artistic director of Rationale productions, and Anthony ‘Discreet’ Bayou of Limited Edition. As well as an international ensemble of dancers trained at Rambert, Sydney Australia and Northern School of Contemporary Dance amongst others.
Director, Ryan LoGisTic Harston, has travelled the world working with well known commercial artists such as Sean Paul, Kelis and Mario and established hip hop artists such as Jonzi D, Ken Swift and Benji Ried. He has also showcased his own creative works and pieces at Dance London, Breakin’ Convention and Apollo Theatre London to name a few. He’s won the BBC Talented Young Writer Award (2003), The National Arts Achiever of the Year (2008) and in 2009 was invited to No.10 Downing Street in recognition of his achievement in the arts.
In 2013 Ryan became the trainee director at Cast, working as the assistant director on Cast’s opening production of The Glee Club and its first panto Cinderella, as well as playing the title role of Pinocchio in Breaking Cycles and Z-Arts production. When asked about what his self–styled brand of movement, urban movement theatre, Ryan had this to say: “Urban movement theatre is a collaborative collation that sums up my style as a creator of theatre. I take major influence from urban dance styles, settings and surroundings which I fuse with my obsession of movement and my understanding and education in theatre and music”.
The Freedom of Freewill is at Cast, Doncaster on Thursday July 17, 7.30pm. Tickets are £5.50* and are available from Doncaster Ticket Office on 01302 303 959 or castindoncaster.com.
*(includes a 50p per ticket booking fee, not charged if paying by cash)