Unlimited Global Alchemy (Discussion with speech-to-text transcription)
Photo: Rachel Gadsden
Unlimited Global Alchemy began life in Khayelitsha Township, South Africa, through a residency led by Rachel Gadsden (UK) in collaboration with the Bambanani artist-activist Group (SA). Fuelled by the politics and myths surrounding chronic health issues - in particular HIV and AIDS - the emerging multi-stranded body of work offers perspectives on what it means to experience disabling conditions and to fight openly for life in the face of social taboos.
This evening of performance, film and conversation offers an encounter which is at once visceral and heartfelt, irreverent and provocative. It includes the premiere of Alchemy, a performance co-directed by Rachel Gadsden and choreographer Athina Vahla, featuring dancer Freddie Opoku-Addaie and Gadsden creating visual art live on stage.
This is followed by a screening of short films, all subtitled, featuring Gadsden and members of the Bambanani Group - Nondumiso Hlwele, Bongiwe Mba,Thobani Ncapai. There will then be a discussion with live speech-to-text transcription after the films, chaired by Tony Heaton, Chief Executive of Shape.
Tickets can be booked via the access email and paid for at the venue on the day of the performance.
Event detailsWed 5 Sep 2012, 6:30pm
This event is sold out.
Speech-to-text Transcription by STAGETEXT
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20th June 2013
National Theatre (The Shed), London