Malik Nashad Sharpe (b. 1992, New York) aka marikiscrycrycry is a choreographer making performances under their alias marikiscrycrycry building upon an experimental dance practice that is concerned with ontological expansion, creating new frameworks for the study of being (Black), utilising the chorographic form as an active tool that gives possibility a material function and subjectivity. Their works are worlds that are dis/ordered by the centering of the marginal knowledge, ulterior logics, and politically resonant modes that problematise and disarm default gazes–They create choreographies that are motorising the conditions necessary to arrive elsewhere, and for the sake of intactible freedom.
They are based in London, UK, frequently performing in theatres, galleries, and festivals across the UK and internationally. Their work has been shown in festivals like American Realness (NYC), Fierce Festival (UK), NOW19 (UK), Festival for Alternative Theatrical Expression (HR), Submerge (NYC), and they have been supported by a wider range of venues and institutions like Arts Council England, The Marlborough Theatre, Canada Council for the Arts, a-n, Duckie, ArtsAdmin, Studio 303, New Queers on the Block, Theatre La Chapelle Scenes Contemporains, The Yard Theatre, Chisenhale Dance Space, amongst many others. They have taught workshops at Glasgow School of Art, School of New Dance Development, London Contemporary Dance School, Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, Tate Modern, and others. They are currently Associate Artist at Hackney Showroom Productions, and Schools Artist-in-Resident at Tate.