Boom! Make way for the Matriarchy at London’s Roundhouse
To tell the stories of the unseen and the unheard in a riotous, high-octane performance, Hot Brown Honey's Busty Beatz and Lisa Fa'alafi have teamed up with the Roundhouse and hip hop artist Yami 'Rowdy' Lofvenberg to scour London to produce Hive City Legacy, which brings together an extraordinary new league of femmes of colour. This unapologetic, uncensored and genre defying experience brings together performance and social activism to challenge, uplift, boundary break and celebrate.
Hot Brown Honey are a fierce collective of Femmes of Colour from Australia, headed into their third year at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe after becoming a breakout, sell-out smash in 2016. The company are in the midst of a world pollination tour smashing stereotypes in Canada, Manchester and at home in Australia. As creators of the show and leaders of the fierce HBH ensemble, Busty Beatz is Musical Director and Queen Bee, and Lisa Fa'alafi is director, designer, choreographer and performer.
The Roundhouse are known for nurturing performers in the early stages of their careers, providing a net of support that ranges from creative projects across music, circus, theatre and digital, to providing rehearsal space, financial support and mentoring from established professionals. Ruth Hawkins, producer at the Roundhouse said, "The Roundhouse is lucky to be situated in one of the most vibrant and diverse cities in the world and we are incredibly excited to be working with a fresh troupe of talented young London Femmes of Colour in collaboration with Lisa, Busty and Yami on this fierce new show. The production will open up our Sackler space for a new company to tell their stories, exploring important political and social issues intended to interrogate and encourage conversation around race, gender and identity, whilst also providing a night of serious entertainment!"
Hive City Legacy is at the Roundhouse from July 10th-21st this year. In the words of Hot Brown Honey’s own Lisa Fa’alafi, “It will be fierce. Make way for the Matriarchy.”