We are very happy to give two bursaries to Northwest female artists this year who are creating exciting new work especially for the Festival.
“In Order To Find Myself, I Had To Lose Myself. Identity Is Just A Perception” Gold Maria Akanbi
TOXTETH TV, SAT 26TH JUNE- 1.30 & 4PM (15 MINS) BOOK HERE BY DONATION
This conceptual performance piece asks whether or not the monolithic concept and representation of Blackness leads to the erasure of individuality, a plethora of cultures and the fight of intersectional peoples. Byaddressing how educating on ‘Blackness’ can lead to a subsuming of one’s identity, Gold hopes to probe how the Black Body is viewed and formed.Gold Maria Akanbi is a British-Nigerian multidisciplinary artist that focuses on neurodiversity, epigenetic trauma,alternative healing modalitiesand ecological relationships. Gold has also recently released her new book ‘Woman3rd’.
I’ve been a Fool and I’ve been Blind- Kate Jackson
TOXTETH TV, SAT 26TH JUNE- 6 & 8.30PM (30 MINS- FREE)
Blinded, with cords around arms and legs, weaving new movement, like a duet with the dancer. The car centres around desire, drive, persistence, knocked over to move forwards again. The female character will take the audience on this transformative journey with her. Immersive, Inclusive and Intimate. This piece is performed by & created with Jenny Rees, directed by Kate Jackson.Kate has worked as a Dance Theatre performer for 18 years, working with world class companies punchdrunk, The Royal Opera House, The Royal Exchange Theatre and now creates her own unique work.
Thanks to The Granada Foundation for supporting these bursaries.