A new collaboration with Upswing, Ancient Futures is imagined as a large-scale, Afrofuturist, durational event that builds to a spectacular aerial performance enhanced by augmented reality technologies.
Commissioned by Without Walls through their Blueprint R&D scheme
Our first collaboration with the brilliant Upswing (one of the UK’s leading outdoor theatre and circus makers) Ancient Future completed a first stage R&D in September 2021, 2nd stage R&D scheduled for September-November 2022 with full production slated for summer 2023.
We are currently gathering producing and presenting partners in the UK and overseas – if you’re interested in becoming a partner and would live to find out more, please contact Exec Producer Alice Massey.
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Led by Core Artist Jon Spooner in partnership with Upswing’s Artistic Director Dela Victoria Amedume:
We are also be working with poet and ‘Quantum Creative’ Oneness Sankara as writer on the project, grime artist Afrikan Boy and Dr Tom Flint of Edinburgh Napier University to explore how we integrate an Augmented Reality experience with the live event.