Ancient Futures

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.
A series of postcards an images on a wallWe 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:
A Black woman with long black braids and a white man with curly salt and pepper hair and glasses sit next to each other, smiling broadly. A blue sky with a few clouds.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.