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From internationally award-winning choreographer Kwame Asafo-Adjei, witness this raw exploration of family and personal trauma. Through a brilliantly unique meeting of hip hop and theatre, Family Honour asks how far one would go to uphold family expectations and whether it’s truly honourable to do so or just another traditional taboo?

Family Honour tells the story of a Ghanian family’s beginning and their struggle to stay together. Through a brilliantly unique meeting of hip hop and theatre, the show examines the impact of upholding familial, religious and gender expectations on one’s mental health, asking in what ways it’s important to maintain family honour.

From internationally award-winning choreographer Kwame Asafo-Adjei, audiences will witness a raw exploration of family and personal trauma, putting them in the front seat for tense, honest confrontations that go generations deep.

Originally a duet, the work won France’s prestigious Danse Élargie in 2018. Now it is expanded as a full-length ensemble production.

“Honour, is sophisticated in its use of hip-hop language for theatrical ends, in a tensely contained dispute that tells of the repression of young women by older religious men” The Guardian

Co-produced by Sadler’s Wells, Dance City and Theater Rotterdam 

About Kwame Asafo-Adjei

Kwame Asafo-Adjei is a dance artist who fuses his hip-hop training with contemporary dance and his Ghanaian background, helping create a unique style of movement that tackles the day-to-day realities he faces in his social surroundings. Often exploring the development of black culture, themes of tension and release are ever-present in his provocative work. Learn more here:

About Sadlers Wells

Sadler’s Wells is a world-leading dance organisation. Their programme spans dance of every kind, from contemporary to flamenco, Bollywood to ballet, salsa to street dance and tango to tap. Learn more here:


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  • Price
    £20 Full price | £15 Under 35 | £10 Concessions, plus 50% off with a Contact Membership
  • Venue

    Contact, Oxford Road, Manchester, M15 6JA

  • Ages
  • Running
    60 minutes
  • Genre
Date Time & Place
Thursday 29 September 7:30pm
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