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DAMILOLA 'DK' FASHOLA

Fashola is a multidisciplinary performing artist and maker who specialises in multi-form storytelling; fusing movement, poetic multi-layered text and theatre in unexpected ways

Actress: Much Ado About Nothing (Royal Shakespeare Company), Nadia’s Gift Film (Jack Studio Theatre), Mami Wata - WIP (Bush Theatre), Ilé La Wà (Stratford Circus) and Muscovado (Burnt Out Theatre Tour). 

Director & Writer: Ludala and Vol,1 Film collections (Edinburgh Fringe Festival, On Demand), All The Things (Arts Ed), Fragments Of A Complicated Mind (Theatre 503) and Scalped (Without Walls National Tour).

Movement Direction: The Strange Undoing of Prudencia Hart (Royal Exchange Manchester), Lava (Bush Theatre), Othello (NYTRep 21), Birds & Bees (Theatre Centre), 846Live (TRSE), Little Baby Jesus (Orange Tree Theatre - Mvmt Consultant), and Essence Exhibition (Mr Eazi Culture Fest)

Other Work: includes Music Video choreography for DJ Spinall and Grammy Award Winning artist Wizkid (Dis Love), Tiwa Savage (Olorun mi) and Flavour N’abania for One Africa Fest at Wembley Arena. Soho & Royal Court Writers group Alumni.

 

Artistic Director of Initiative.dkf - Albany Theatre’s 2021 Artists of change, Eclipse Award Winners 2020, Tamasha Associate artists (‘19-20) and creators of Melanin Box Festival.

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'if I sound into the night will you catch my screams? lay them on your walls and paint me...saved? 
 

poetic.

witty. 

multi-layered.

unexpected.

"I write rhymes for those with crooked hangers for ears.."

audio features poetry, words & short stories written & spoken by DK from various projects across film, theatre, dance & exhibition 

Recently.....

Director | Islands R&D | Talawa TYPT | April 22

Actress & Mvmt Dir | Much Ado About Nothing | Royal Shakespeare Company | Feb 22

Mvmt Dir | The Undoing Of Prudencia Hart | Royal Exchange Theatre | Nov 21

Mvmt Dir | Eve and Cain | R&D | Gateaway Arts | Oct 21

Director, Writer | Is Dat U Yh? | Initiative.dkf | GDIFest | Sept 21

Director, Creator, | Vol.1 | Edinburgh Fringe Festival, ON DEMAND 21 

Director, CO-Creator, | Ludala | Edinburgh Fringe Festival, ON DEMAND 21

Curator, FacilitatorTwerk Fiesta - Deptford Lounge - AOC, Albany Theatre, July 21 

Mvmt Dir. | LAVA - Bush Theatre - Anthony Simpson-Pike -  July 21'

Director, Writer | All The Things, Arts Ed - June 21'

Mvmt Dir. | Othello - NYTRep Tour - Miranda Cromwell - 2021' 

Mvmt Dir. | Birds & Bees (Film) - Theatre Centre - Rob Watt - Sept 20'

Actress | Nadia's Gift - Jack Studio Theatre - Sept 20'

Mvmt Dir. | 846Live - Theatre Royal Stratford East + GDIF - Matthew Xia - Sept 20'

Dancer, Casting | Big Freedia, Bounce Legend 'Queen Diva' @ Mardi Gras - March 20'

Dancer | Stormzy + Burna Boy, Brit Awards - Live Televison - Feb 20'

Actress, Director, Writer | Fragments Of A Complicated Mind | Theatre 503 - Feb 20'

Mvmt Dir. | Little Baby Jesus  - Orange Tree Theatre - Tristan Fynn-Aiduenu - Oct 19'

Director, Writer | SCALPED | Without Walls Consortium - National Tour - 2019'

Actress, Co-Mvmt Dir. | Mami Wata (WIP) - Bush Theatre - Angela E Michaels - Mar 19'

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2021

Albany Theatre - Artists Of Change [Initiative.dkf]

Soho Theatre Writers Programme 20/21'

 

2020

ACE G4G recipient Vol.1 [DKDanceFit]

ACE G4G recipient LUDLA [Initiative.dkf]

Eclipse Award Winner Summerhall Edinburgh Fringe [Initiative.dkf]

ACE G4A recipient FOACM [Initiative.dkf]

2019

ACE G4A recipient FOACM R&D [Initiative.dkf]

WW Consortium Commission grant - Scalped Tour [Initiative.dkf]

2018

FOACM selected for Perception Festival

ACE G4A recipient Melanin Box Festival [Initiative.dkf]

GDIF Consortium Blueprint: Without Walls R&D Grant: 

Scalped [Initiative.dkf]

2017

Black British Entertainment: Spoken Word Nominee

Talawa Make Sustained Artist [Initiative.dkf]

The Q debuts at VAULT Festival

2015 & Prior

Curator of Melanin Box Festival [Independent]

Zarascasket Selected for RADA Festival

Zarascasket - New Heritage Theatre: Scratch Nights Winner 14' 

Royal Court Theatre’s Young Writers Programme 12/13'

Theatre Royal Stratford East 30 Nigeria House Award Winner 12'

Award winning multidisciplinary arts platform led by

Artistic Director DK and Creative Producer Wofai.

Initiative produce theatre, festivals, dance events and

cultivate culture through interdisciplinary work:​

 Melanin Box Festival | Whine N Cotch | Afri'fusion Intensive 

REVIEWS

Weekly TwerkFitness Workshops and home to Londons first Twerk Festival.

Conceptual Exhibition w/ OVIE

 
 

CONTACT 

acting/performer 

movement direction

theatre making/creative collabs/facilitation

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