From British Chinese choreographer and theatre maker Si Rawlinson comes Saving Face, a comedy, word, and dance show about four office colleagues hiding in plain sight, discovering what happens when buried things come up for air.

Invisible illness and private struggle might make you relatable, but maybe just do your job, ok?

Featuring award-winning dancers, the show uses interdisciplinary theatre to push the boundaries of storytelling, mixing hip hop and contemporary dance, dialogue and physical theatre, finding humour and comfort in the things that make us human.

Duration: 60min
Age recommendation:
Content Warnings:
Strong language, use of medical equipment, adult themes eg. sexual references, loud noises, moderate choreographed violence and haze.
Access Information: Performance on Fri 23 Jun is Audio Described

Post Show Talk: Fri 23 Jun

Join the cast for a post-show talk to delve into the inspirations and process of making for Saving Face. The talk will be a group discussion between the four performers, Si Rawlinson (also Director and writer), Yukiko Masui, Jamaal O'Driscoll and Lisa Chearles, and hosted by Katrina Man (Assistant Producer).

Cast & Creatives

Director: Si Rawlinson
Supporting Direction:
Adam Kammerling, Ailin Conant, Ami Okumura Jone
Si Rawlinson, Yukiko Masui, Jamaal O’Driscoll, Lisa Chearles
Christine Ting - Huan 挺歡 Urquhart
Production Manager:
Jack Boissieux
Assistant Producer:
Katrina Man
Stage Manager:
Vivi Wei
Dan Lowenstein

About Kakilang

Si Rawlinson is a British Chinese choreographer, born in Hong Kong with English and Chinese heritage. A theatre-maker with a background in dance, his practice is interdisciplinary, mixing hip hop and contemporary dance, physical performance, and theatre. His work has been performed at leading venues in the UK including The Place, Sadler’s Wells, Southbank Centre, Birmingham Hippodrome, Curve Theatre, and Nottingham Playhouse. He has been supported by Dance4, Breakin’ Convention and the British Council, amongst others. Most recently he has performed as a puppeteer in the Royal Shakespeare Company's critically acclaimed stage adaptation of My Neighbour Totoro at the Barbican.

Si is an Associate Director of Kakilang, which produces and presents world-class art, and pioneers multi-disciplinary artforms from a wide spectrum of Southeast and East Asian voices.

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