Figure

Lanre Malaolu (UK)

Fri 26 Oct 2018, Sat 27 Oct 2018, Sun 28 Oct 2018, Tue 30 Oct 2018, Wed 31 Oct 2018, Thu 01 Nov 2018, Fri 02 Nov 2018, Sat 03 Nov 2018, Sun 04 Nov 2018

Ipswich Art Gallery

11:00-17:00 // 5 mins, repeated on a loop // Part of £10 Ipswich Art School Pass


Figure is an experimental dance film about boys growing up without fathers. It explores how early detachment from a father figure affects emotional growth and engagement with the world.


Through a dynamic fusion of physical theatre and hip‑hop dance, the film follows two young men as they search for answers both outside and inside of themselves.


Lanre is a choreographer, movement director and performance maker based in London, UK. In 2016, he was the chosen choreographer for the inaugural Old Vic 12; a talent group supported by the Old Vic Theatre comprised of the most exciting emerging artists in the UK.

Lanre’s choreographic work merges hip‑hop & contemporary dance with physical theatre to create work which aims to enhance and challenge our social and political worldviews.


Director & Choreographer: Lanre Malaolu
Starring: Nnabiko Ejimofor, Lanre Malaolu
Producer: Lorna Nickson Brown + Lanre Malaolu
Cinematography: Monika Jastrzebska
Music: Mau Loseto


Part of the SPILL OPEN, supported by the Jerwood Charitable Foundation