My newest project is currently taking place in 4 countries across Europe. In Britain, Czech Republic, Romania & Germany I am co-creating performative exhibitions, gatherings and spaces for work that will challenge and interrogate national identity and who gets to decide what that national identity is. I am centering immigrant narratives and experiences by working with people from all walks of life, conducting interviews, commissioning their work as poets, sound designers and live artists whilst conducting workshops in my community in Sheffield.
If you are interested in the themes above, have a story you would like to share or an art work you would like to exhibit please get in touch.
Below is more detail on each of the iterations of Becoming - if you are interested in having Becoming run at your venue please email email@example.com
Monday 21 March - Centrum experimentálního divadla (Zelný trh 9, Brno), Czechia
Monday 22 March - Centrum experimentálního divadla (Zelný trh 9, Brno), Czechia
Thursday 21 April - Replika Center, Bucharest, Romania
Thursday 26 May - Oyoun, Berlin, Germany
Friday 27 May - Oyoun, Berlin, Germany
UK dates to be announced
These presentations are happening with the support of Perform Europe as part of the Becoming [...] project.The project is produced by Claire Gilbert.
Perform Europe is an EU-funded project aimed to rethink how performing arts works are presented across borders in a more inclusive, sustainable and balanced way by testing new touring and distribution practices and providing policy recommendations for a future EU support scheme. This 18-month journey includes a research phase, launching a digital platform, testing a support scheme, and designing policy recommendations.
Perform Europe is funded by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union and co-managed by a Consortium of 5 organisations: IETM – International network for contemporary performing arts, the European Festivals Association (EFA), Circostrada, EDN – European Dancehouse Network, and IDEA Consult.
Becoming British - Migrant Artist Fund (click to view)
Global Voices Theatre
I am ⅓ of Global Voices Theatre, a female and non-binary, immigrant led theatre compnay that introduces international theatre by historically marginalised creatives in the UK. Our upcoming event will be Global Jewish Voices at the Bush Theatre in London and we have an Anti-School semester of Political Theatre running from 24th November to 15th December.
Check it out here.
I took part in a 6 month peer-led group hosted by Stella McKenna using the Enrol Yourself methodology. My learning questions was: how do I bring all the things I do under one cohesive umbrella? Which morphed into: How to work less and create more?
The exploration culminated in a public showcase on 18th November in Sheffield.
The Snake bites the Hardest when it knows it is Dying
The Snake is my latest performance project. A documentary theatre piece, it narrates in a fragmented way what happened to two Bulgarian women who opposed big business and the ruling party. Their story is still unfolding.
Watch our March 2021 online R&D (starts from 24min)