Major issues like migration and divisions in society are on Kristina and Sadé Alleyne’s minds, too. They are, among other things, two of the most renowned and most popular teachers at the ImPulsTanz workshop department. Over the past ten years, the twins have established Alleyne Dance, one of the most exciting companies on the British dance scene. In 2012, the sisters were involved in Akram Khan’s contribution to the opening ceremony of the Olympics in the UK’s capital before winning audiences over in their own right with their powerful dance influenced by Kathak, hip hop, West African and Caribbean styles. Born into a London family that hails from the Caribbean Island nation of Barbados, the sisters are now working with British and local dancers to find out where they truly belong. Far From Home is the emotional expression of this quest, whose goals include the vision of connecting people.
Concept and choreography: Kristina and Sadé Alleyne
Performers: Kristina Alleyne, Sadé Alleyne, Bryan Doisy, Giorgia Gasparetto, Juan Jesus Guiraldi and Iro Konti
Executive producer: Grace Okereke
Company coordinator: Ann Francis Ang
Marketing manager: Georgia Gerson
Production manager: Salvatore Scollo
Lighting designer: Salvatore Scollo
Stage design: Emanuele Salamanca
Costume design: Giulia Scrimieri
Composer and musical director: Giuliano Modarelli
Composer: Nicki Wells
Sound engineers: Toby Burroughs, Dominic Kennedy
Dramaturgy: Fiona Graham
Set composition: Noa Prealoni, Manuela Capraro
Co-commissioned by The Place London, Dance City Newcastle, Dance East and Dampfzentrale Bern.
Supported by The National Lottery Arts Council England Project Grant.
Additional support from Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance