PSR How To Become A Goner

PSR How To Become A Goner

“HOW TO BECOME A GONER” with DarkMarik (aka Marikiscrycrycry)

This Performance Situation Room will consist of a movement workshop, conversations and a movie night. An offering around articulating horror within a choreographic framework, looking at both the movement practices used in horror films, but also horror in prose, television, and the mundane…

Step 1: Move into a mysterious building with flickering lights and broken windows on the top of a hill

Step 2: Wear a High School-style uniform from a school that doesn’t exist

Step 3: Get bitten 

Step 4: Walk extremely slowly whilst looking around at ominous surroundings

Step 5: Do not perceive a danger that literally everyone else can see

Step 666: Go into the dark, listen to suspenseful music

Come in your PJS, bring a blanket - we’ll provide the popcorn!


About the artist

Malik Nashad Sharpe is an artist working with choreography. Creating primarily underneath the aliases Marikiscrycrycry and DarkMarik, he creates performances that are formally engaged with the construction of atmosphere, affect, and dramaturgy. 

His works have been presented internationally and across contexts including Battersea Arts Centre (UK), ICA (UK), Gessnerallee (CH), The Yard (UK), Betty Nansen (DK), The Place (UK), Schauspielhaus (AT), Kampnagel (DE), Dansehallerne (DK), MAI (CA), Theatre La Chapelle (CA), Rich Mix (UK), Tramway (UK), Theatre in the Mill (UK), Nottingham Contemporary (UK), Quarterhouse Folkestone (UK), Beursshcouwburg (BE), Attenborough Centre for Creative Arts (UK), Cambridge Junction (UK), EWerk (DE), Centre for Human Rights in the Arts (USA), CCA Glasgow (UK), amongst others. His newest work High Bed Lower Castle with Ellen Furey premiered at FTA (CA) in 2022. As a movement director, he has worked on the creative teams of Fairview (Young Vic), The Glow (Royal Court), Two-Character Play (Hampstead Theatre), Effigies of Wickedness (Gate/English National Opera), Scandaltown (Lyric Hammersmith), Closer (Lyric Hammersmith), with an upcoming production of Henry V (Shakespeare’s Globe), and he has held artistic residencies at Sadler's Wells (UK), Barbican Open Labs (UK), Primary (UK), and CCN Caen (FR).

He has performed and modeled for Telfar SS18 (UK), Charles Jeffrey at LFW20 (UK), Vivienne Westwood at PFW AW21-22 (FR), and has been featured in publications including British Vogue, American Vogue, Vogue Polska, Dazed, Dazed Beauty, Crack Magazine, Howlround Theatre Commons, i-D, Nowness, Love Magazine, Bricks, amongst others. He was named by Attitude Magazine as a Rising Star in Dance in 2019, and on the Forbes 30 Under 30 List for his leading contribution to the arts and culture in Europe.

He graduated with a BA in Dance (Highest Honours) from Williams College in 2014, and holds a Diploma in Contemporary Dance from Trinity Laban, where he won the Simone Michelle Award for Outstanding Choreography in 2013. He is currently an Associate Artist at The Place, and a studio resident of Somerset House Studios. He lives in London, UK. 

23.09.22 - 23.09.22

MDT Stockhom (SE)

supported/organized by MDT