Festival 2021

Articles 2021 Jade Hackett, Sonny Nwachukwu

  • 8-24 Oct
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Jade Hackett, photo Nadia Otshudi; Sonny Nwachukwu, photo Myah Jeffers

Read new articles from writer, director, and performer Sonny Nwachukwu and performer, actress and choreographer Jade Hackett.

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Jade Hackett

Photo Nadia Otshudi

Jade Hackett is a performer, actress and choreographer.  

DANCE THEATRE PRODUCTIONS include: The Pied Piper, Boy Blue Entertainment, Stratford Theatre Royal 2006 (playing Da Brat); Blaze, the international tour, Berlin and Dubai tour; Into the Hoodz, Zoonation Dance Company, London and UK tour in 2016 (playing Zapunzel); The Mad Hatters Tea Party, Zoonation Dance Company, Roundhouse 2016-2017 (playing Queen of Hearts and Cheshire Cat); Some Like it Hip Hop, Zoonation Dance Company, The Peacock Theatre 2019 (playing Kerry). 

THEATRE PRODUCTIONS include: Sylvia, Zoonation Dance Company The Old Vic, 2019 (playing Jennie Churchill); Nine Night, written by Natasha Gordon, Trafalgar Studios, 2019 (playing Aunty Maggie and Lorraine); A Monster Calls, written by Sally Cookson, UK and USA tour 2020. 

COMMERCIAL WORK includes: StreetDance 3D: The Movie, opposing crew; 2010 Adidas campaigns, ASOS collaboration clothing line; London Olympic and Baku European Games Opening and Closing Ceremony 2012, 2015. 

Sonny Nwachukwu

Photo Myah Jeffers

Sonny Nwachukwu is a writer, director, and performer based in London. His work is multi-disciplinary spanning across writing, poetry, dance, theatre and anything that lies beyond. His work primarily focuses on the African and Caribbean Diaspora.

Sonny is a storyteller that incorporates dance and literature making his work relevant, unique, vibrant and thought-provoking. His academic background in Psychology informs much of his work and looks to create certain ideas in this area

Sonny received his dance training from authentic West African and dancehall teachers. He has performed with numerous Afrobeats and dancehall artists working across the UK and has performed at venues including Sadler’s Wells and SSE Wembley stadium.

In 2019 Sonny was awarded an Unlimited and Spirit of 2012 commission, to create his first full length work entitled Saturn Returns. Other current works, include Triple Threat (2019), Eve and Cain (2021) and (Re)Union (2021). Sonny is the founder of GatewayArts Productions.

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