September 19–22, 2024

The Goner is someone who is doomed with no chance of survival—bound to death, a lost and hopeless case.

Goner is a solo dance performance featuring New York City-born, London-based choreographer Marikiscrycrycry. In this work, the sounds and movement styles of the Caribbean explore migration, violence, and a Black tradition of horror.


  • Sep 19 September 19

  • Sep 20 September 20

  • Sep 21 September 21

  • Sep 22 September 22

Image by Anne Tetzlaff



About Malik Nashad Sharpe

Malik Nashad Sharpe is an artist working with choreography. Creating primarily underneath the alias Marikiscrycrycry, he creates performances that are formally engaged with the construction of atmosphere, affect, and dramaturgy.

His works have been presented internationally and across contexts including MDT (SK), Battersea Arts Centre (UK), ICA (UK), Gessnerallee (CH), The Yard (UK), Betty Nansen (DK), The Place (UK), Schauspielhaus (AT), Kampnagel (DE), Dansehallerne (DK), MAI (CA), Theatre La Chapelle (CA), Rich Mix (UK), Tramway (UK), Theatre in the Mill (UK), Nottingham Contemporary (UK), Quarterhouse Folkestone (UK), Beursshcouwburg (BE), Attenborough Centre for Creative Arts (UK), Cambridge Junction (UK), EWerk (DE), Inkonst (SK), Centre for Human Rights in the Arts (USA), CCA Glasgow (UK), amongst others. His latest work High Bed Lower Castle premiered at FTA (CA) in May 2022 to critical acclaim. As a movement director, he has worked on the creative teams of Fairview (Young Vic), The Glow (Royal Court), Two-Character Play (Hampstead Theatre), Effigies of Wickedness (Gate/English National Opera), Scandaltown (Lyric Hammersmith), and Closer (Lyric Hammersmith), The Living Newspaper #3 (Royal Court), Henry V (Shakespeare’s Globe), Bootycandy (Gate Theatre), Transphoria (ICA), amongst others and he has held artistic residencies at Sadlers Wells (UK), Barbican Open Labs (UK), Primary (UK), CCN Caen (FR), MDT (SK), and the Performance Situation Room (EU).

He has performed and modelled for Telfar SS18 (UK), Charles Jeffrey at LFW20 (UK), Vivienne Westwood at PFW AW 21-22 (FR), and has been featured in publications including British Vogue, American Vogue, Vogue Polska, Dazed, Dazed Beauty, Crack Magazine, Howlround Theatre Commons, i-D, Nowness, Love Magazine, Bricks, amongst others. He was named by Attitude Magazine as a Rising Star in Dance in 2019, and on the Forbes 30 Under 30 List for his leading contribution to the arts and culture in Europe.

He graduated with a BA in Dance (Highest Honours) from Williams College in 2014, and holds a Diploma in Contemporary Dance from Trinity Laban where he won the Simone Michelle Award for Outstanding Choreography. He is currently an Associate Artist at The Place, and a studio resident of Somerset House Studios. He is currently a guest professor in dance performance at the Stockholm University of the Arts in Stockholm, SK. He lives in London, UK.


Co-commissioned by The Yard Theatre (UK), Dansehallerne (DK), MDT (SK), Cambridge Junction (UK) with support from Stobbs New Ideas Fund. Supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England.

Additional Support by Fest en Fest (UK), The Place (UK), Portland Institute of Contemporary Art’s Creative Exchange Lab with lead support from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation (USA), Toronto Community Love-in (CA), My Wild Flag (SK), Sadler’s Wells (UK), Watermans Arts Centre (UK), Caldera Arts Centre (USA), New Expressive Works (USA), Live Art Development Agency (UK), and the Mertz-Gilmore Late Stage Stipend Program (USA).