Unlimited Theatre and Upswing present
An Afrofuturism inspired outdoor spectacular blending contemporary circus and storytelling with Sound System culture and West African folklore.
Premieres May 2023 at Brighton Festival before touring to Godiva Festival (Coventry), BD: Festival (Bradford), Stockton International Riverside Festival, Leeds 2023 and Greenwich & Docklands International Festival among others.
Both a headline festival experience and a pop up installation Ancient Futures fuses dance, circus, parkour, music and storytelling with design inspired by West African masquerade and Afrofuturism.
Our flamboyant Afrinauts arrive as curious visitors to each festival and through the course of the day, build an encampment where they welcome willing participants to meet them, train with them and witness their unique community. At twilight, audiences are invited to join their spectacular dance party, a ritual to launch us into a new reality that promises to build a more vibrant, positive and inspiring future than we might otherwise be heading towards.
Draft ‘white card’ design of the set for Ancient Futures by Becky Minto
Photos from Research & Development at 101 Outdoor Arts (Dec 2022)
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Led by Core Artist J Spooner in partnership with Upswing’s Artistic Director Dela Victoria Amedume: