Akeim Toussaint Buck (Dance Theatre, 2023)Photo by Brian Hartley

Akeim Toussaint Buck

Fellow in 2023 for Dance Theatre

This transformation changes my practice and outlook, there is a confidence that comes from my yearning to experiment and push beyond what I have known or done before.

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Akeim Toussaint Buck is a performer and maker, born in Jamaica and raised in England. After graduating from the Northern School of Contemporary Dance in 2014, Akeim has been immersed in many cross-disciplinary projects working with a range of artists and communities from around the world. His focus as a maker and collaborator is to combine expressive skills such as: dance, poetry, beat-box, singing and acting through performance and storytelling that reach beyond existing dance audiences. His work aims to challenge, enlighten and entertain the spectator or participant. Audiences are not just observers; they are implicit in the experience. Akeim’s work reflects on our reality, looking at ongoing socio-political situations with a humanitarian intention.

Akeim’s choreography and performance work includes: Snakebox’s PLAY, Windows of Displacement, Reckoning, Sib Y Osis, Beatmotion and Souls & Cells. Film work includes Galvanise & Displaced etc. Movement Director credits include Far Gone, Carnival Chronicles, Idol, High Rise Estate of Mind, Nine Night. Curated events Snakebox & Friends and Radical Visions. Akeim’s work has been supported by Yorkshire Dance, Leeds Playhouse, Leeds Inspired, IRIE! Dance Theatre, Deda Derby, Barnsley Civic, RJC Dance, The Place, Journeys Festival, Spin Arts, Serendipity, NSCD, Sadler’s Wells and Arts Council England.