Souls & Cells

28/04/2022, 19:30


Chapel Steet



Déda is a creative centre for dance, contemporary circus and outdoor work. The stunning building, located on Chapel Street, houses three professionally equipped dance studios,…

Souls & Cells

Theatre Performance

By Akeim Toussaint Buck and Crystal Zillwood

Thursday 28 April 2022  7.30pm

Standard Ticket: £12 / Concessions: £10


“Souls & Cells” is a poetic collaboration between two dance artists who met while training in Leeds and whose passion for dance and connection has brought together.

Déda Derby’s Associate Artist Akeim Toussaint Buck and Crystal Zillwood invite us to explore their respective heritages and to look for the unexpected interconnections. An invocation of maternal ancestors and land, this hypnotic duet weaves together stories, song and ritual. Tapping into the body to find answers about what is universal and timeless.

Universal / Recommended Age: 8 and over

Quotes from previous work:

“An undemonstrative but highly articulate performer, Zillwood manages to suggest an expansive vision within a miniature work Sanjoy Roy, The Guardian – on Crystal Zillwood’s ‘Spirals’

“Exceptional, well observed” Wayne McGregor – on Crystal Zillwood’s ‘Spirals’.

“Unique and simply lit as well as being simple yet captivating… it was wonderful I really enjoyed it” Alistair Spalding, Director of Sadler’s Wells – on Crystal Zillwood’s Evolutio’

“This was the most extraordinary production I’ve ever seen in my life” – Alison Edwards, on Akeim Toussaint Buck’s “Windows of Displacement”

“Windows Of Displacement is a powerful and prescient work. Akeim is a gifted storyteller, effortlessly weaving resonant historical accounts, sharp social commentary and compelling autobiography together with beautiful movement to create a captivating hour of theatre.” Gilly Roche – New Work Producer, Leeds Playhouse – on Akeim Toussaint Buck’s “Windows of Displacement”

“I have great respect for this courageous multi-disciplinary creative artist and outstanding performer whose work crosses artform and cultural boundaries to break new ground and tell important stories.” – Janet Smith MBE – on Akeim Toussaint Buck’s work

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