Toussaint To Move

Akeim is a multifaceted performing artist, born in Jamaica and raised in England. He seeks to create moving, thought provoking, accessible, organised and free spirited projects. Since graduating from the Northern School of Contemporary Dance with a first-class honours Bachelor degree in Performing Arts, Akeim has been involved in multiple cross disciplinary programmes with a wide range of artists and communities from around the world. His focus as a maker and collaborator is to combine expressive skills such as dance, writing, film, poetry, beat-box, singing and acting to create performances that tell stories to bring together diverse audiences.



Akeim finds joy and ease in working with communities and artist of all abilities, from different ages and backgrounds, from professionals to non-professionals. This was sparked from his time working in Wriggle Dance Theatre, Freedom Studios and Ballet Lorent. For example, Akeim has cooperated with Leeds Black Elders Association in numerous projects. From the intergenerational Leeds Seeds, a community art intervention with children and elders in Chapeltown, Leeds, to his one man dance theatre show, Windows Of Displacement, the elders have been imperative to some of Akeim’s creative processes.

The voice of the people is very important to Akeim, this is expressed through his body of work.



All the companies Akeim has worked in have had an impact on how he works and how he has developed his creative voice and ethos. In Mayers Ensemble, Wolf Kid Theatre and Chris Goode and Co. He has developed his interest in text and theatre. In Jamaal Burkmar Dance and Heather Walrond Company he learned a variety of contemporary and traditional movement styles that has helped to enrich his own movement practice.



Akeim’s movement interest has a myriad of inspirations, from Capoeira, Kick Boxing, Contemporary Dance, Contact Improvisation, Caribbean Dance, Hip Hop, Yoga and Release Technique. His performance development doesn’t only focus on the physical but the verbal as he has a continuing interest in the voice’s expressive qualities. This has been developed from an early interest in singing, which expanded into beat boxing, and has now grown into vocal improvisation.



The future is bright for Akeim Toussaint Buck, as new projects are taking shape and more partnerships are being solidified. Here is an artist people want to hear about and work with, guaranteed to deliver work to make you move, emotionally and physically. 
Welcome to Toussaint To Move.

Akeim is a multifaceted performing artist, born in Jamaica and raised in England. He seeks to create moving, thought provoking, accessible, organised and free spirited projects. Since graduating from the Northern School of Contemporary Dance with a first-class honours Bachelor degree in Performing Arts, Akeim has been involved in multiple cross disciplinary programmes with a wide range of artists and communities from around the world. His focus as a maker and collaborator is to combine expressive skills such as dance, writing, film, poetry, beat-box, singing and acting to create performances that tell stories to bring together diverse audiences.



Akeim finds joy and ease in working with communities and artist of all abilities, from different ages and backgrounds, from professionals to non-professionals. This was sparked from his time working in Wriggle Dance Theatre, Freedom Studios and Ballet Lorent. For example, Akeim has cooperated with Leeds Black Elders Association in numerous projects. From the intergenerational Leeds Seeds, a community art intervention with children and elders in Chapeltown, Leeds, to his one man dance theatre show, Windows Of Displacement, the elders have been imperative to some of Akeim’s creative processes.

The voice of the people is very important to Akeim, this is expressed through his body of work.



All the companies Akeim has worked in have had an impact on how he works and how he has developed his creative voice and ethos. In Mayers Ensemble, Wolf Kid Theatre and Chris Goode and Co. He has developed his interest in text and theatre. In Jamaal Burkmar Dance and Heather Walrond Company he learned a variety of contemporary and traditional movement styles that has helped to enrich his own movement practice.



Akeim’s movement interest has a myriad of inspirations, from Capoeira, Kick Boxing, Contemporary Dance, Contact Improvisation, Caribbean Dance, Hip Hop, Yoga and Release Technique. His performance development doesn’t only focus on the physical but the verbal as he has a continuing interest in the voice’s expressive qualities. This has been developed from an early interest in singing, which expanded into beat boxing, and has now grown into vocal improvisation.



The future is bright for Akeim Toussaint Buck, as new projects are taking shape and more partnerships are being solidified. Here is an artist people want to hear about and work with, guaranteed to deliver work to make you move, emotionally and physically. 
Welcome to Toussaint To Move.

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