About The Artists
Akeim Toussaint Buck
Akeim Toussaint Buck is an interdisciplinary performer and creator, born in Jamaica and raised in England. Akeim’s intention is to create moving, thoughtprovoking, accessible and free spirited projects.
Since graduating from the Northern School of Contemporary Dance in 2014, Akeim has been involved in multiple cross art form projects with a wide range of artists and communities from around the world. The aesthetic of his work combines skills such as: dance, film, poetry, beat-box, singing and acting, fused to create performances that tell stories capable of bridging the intersections of a variety of audiences. Akeim’s work has been supported by Yorkshire Dance, Leeds Playhouse, Leeds Inspired, IRIE! Dance Theatre, Spin Arts, Serendipity, NSCD, Sadlers Wells and Arts Council England. His choreographic work includes: Snakebox’s PLAY, Windows Of Displacement, Sib Y Osis and Beatmotion. Akeim’s film work includes: Galvanise and Windows.
“Empathy is looking at someone and seeing that they’re you.
Empathy is not knowing what someone is going through but knowing it is valid.
Empathy is not being hard on yourself or others. Despite the culture of focusing on achieving, we have to breathe and see perceived losses as opportunities to gain insight and new fresh direction.”