Presented by Word of Warning, STUN + Black Gold Arts Festival during Divergency: Double Bill
What are the real laws of attraction?
Unlikely bed-fellows quantum mechanics, existentialism and erotic dance combine in this celebration of female sensuality from a feminist perspective.
Venue + Booking Details for Divergency: Double Bill
Age advisory: 14+ (parental/guardian discretion).
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“People assume that people lap-dance just because they really need the money and have no other options, through circumstance or education. So, as quite a bookish, published poet, why on earth did I decide to do a lap-dancing course? The truth is I absolutely fell in love with it as a performance style and means of self-expression. This led me to think about my body as a black woman and how I can find ways of exploring the ownership of it, and I came up with the central question of ‘how is a black woman’s sex like quantum mechanics and existentialism?’ This is my attempt to answer it…”
Who is she?
Chanje Kunda is a solo artist working nationally and internationally as both a poet and performance artist.
Her last full length show, Amsterdam, fused spoken word with live art and was nominated for Best Studio Production by Manchester Theatre Awards; it toured nationally to Nottingham Playhouse, Camden People’s Theatre, The Albany, Cast, Contact, The Drum and the National Rural Touring Conference, and internationally at South Africa’s National Arts Festival in Grahamstown and at Podium Mozaiek Theater in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
Writer + performer: Chanje Kunda | Performance Development: Benji Reid | Dramaturge: Malika Booker | Movement Consultant: Fay Warne
Developed as a Divergency micro-commission with support from hÅb + STUN (Sustained Theatre Up North). Commissioned by Contact, hÅb + STUN. Supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England.
Header image: Chanje Kunda from Physics a short film by Lwimbo Kunda.