UK-based choreographer, dancer, artist, and movement director Mailk Nashad Sharpe, who regularly goes by the moniker marikiscrycrycry (est. 2015), uses the art of dance to reflect on experiences of Blackness, marginalisation, and queerness. Their 2020 dark fantasy choreography He’s Dead grapples with mental health in the Black community.
Their works have been presented nationally and internationally at places such as Battersea Arts Centre, London Fashion Week, the Tate Britain, Center for Human Rights in the Arts/OSUN in the US, and online as part of group exhibition I Fantasize a Springtime and Cry for Madrid’s La Casa Encendida.
Malik Nashad Sharpe is currently a resident at Somerset House Studios.