Malik Nashad Sharpe
MALIK NASHAD SHARPE (b. 1992, New York) is a choreographer, dancer, and movement director whose work looks at the production of ontology, affect, and subjectivity from the perspective of marginalization. Often working with the undercurrent, underneath, subversive, and ulterior aspects of what it means to be both a human, and dehumanised, their work has often topically explored themes around sexual assault, melancholia and melancholic subjectivity, nationalism, authoritarianism, the spectacle around Black death, figuring solidarity across borders and identity markers, the protestation latent in joyousness, and Tupac’s depression, amongst many other topics. Creating under their prolific alias marikiscrycrycry, their performance practice has a cult following in London’s underground performance scene.