Many of our projects combine words, music and visuals/film and reflect the buzz and mix in contemporary culture. For instance the one-person show WHEN TO RUN written and performed by SOPHIE WOOLLEY explored the phenomenon of women running, our spoken word show KIN explored family - looking at definitions beyond the biological - and MODERN LOVE looked at love and modern relationships from the perspective of lover, friend, sibling, parent, boss etc as well as exploring whether 'love is dead?'.
Some of our projects explore Caribbean and Caribbbean diaspora literature and culture. We feel that with the Caribbean you have the whole world - through history, colonialism, and migration, the Caribbean offers a breadth of cultures and ethnicities and, resultingly rich literatures and spoken word languages which deserve to be seen and heard.
In 2005 the company's Creative Director Melanie Abrahams set up a sister company to renaissance one - Tilt. The aim for Tilt is to focus on the spoken word artform - its uniqueness, the possibilities for new and exciting content, and advocating for the value of spoken word in contemporary culture in terms of speech, debate, orality and free expression.