Bernie Spain Gardens, South Bank London SE1: 14.00-19.00
Free entry as part of Celebrating Sanctuary London (CSL) on the South Bank.
14.00: Ishimwa Muhimanyi
14.30: Welcome To Dreamland Theatre
16.00: Suitcase 1938
16.40: Ishimwa Muhimanyi
17.05: Suitcase 1938
17.40: The Paper Project
18.10: Welcome To Dreamland Theatre
See also: Running order for the main stage
A graduate of Rambert School of Ballet and Contemporary Dance, Ishimwa (pictured at top of page) has already performed his work in The Netherlands, Kenya, Rwanda, Uganda as well as, The Queen Elizabeth Hall and Sadler’s well’s Lilian Baylis in London. More recently, he premiered his piece “Let’s Walk” at ThePlace’s Robin Howard. He is interested in using dance as a form of liberation. Coming from an ultra conservative African family has presented him with barriers most dancers do not face. It is through performance art Ishimwa has managed to find his voice and he aims to encourage others to do the same. Minimalism is at the heart of all his work. His performance will draw on his memories of the most difficult time in his native Rwanda.
Welcome To Dreamland Theatre
Together with her collaborator, Anna Ehnold-Danailov, Zlata Camdzic created Welcome to Dreamland to examine what rejected asylum seekers have to endure on a daily bases. It touches on issues of violence against women in war. This is a powerful and brave human story.
Anna received her Masters degree in Directing at Royal Central School of Speech and Drama after her BA in Theatre Design at Central Saint Martin’s College. Some of her directing work includes Confessions on Love (Roundhouse), The List (Bush Theatre), Medea Pastiche (Upstairs at the Gatehouse), A Funhouse of Mirrors a (Menier Gallery), Flock of Fish (Truman Brewery Brick Lane), Pagan Love Songs for the Uninitiated (Etcetera Theatre), The Mad Hatter’s Tea Party (Latitude Festival) Meta Morphosis and Beta Morphosis (Cochrane Theatre). Anna is also the founding member of Prams In The Hall, a collective of professional theatre practitioners who support parents in the arts.
Zlata Camdzic has been involved in making theatre for over 20 years; starting in her native country Bosnia and Herzegovina and continuing here in the UK. Her background is in classical acting, but for the last ten years, she has worked extensively on devised and collaborative theatre. She received a Masters degree in Performing at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama and holds a BA in English and Theatre Studies. Zlata is a co founder of a dance/ theatre company PanicLab, working on performances Three Ladies, Three Whores,… And An Uninvited Guest, Perverts and Tuga. Zlata has performed at a number of London venues, including Arcola Theatre, Rich Mix, Camden People’s Theatre as well as taken shows to Edinburgh and Montreal. Her passion is theatre and in particular dealing with human rights, gender and feminist issues.
CapoeiraPlus! workshop, incorporating percussion, singing & movement, & led by Rafiki Jazz percussionist & berimbau player Guery Mark Tibirica with performance artist Aysegul Balkose.
In Nov/December 2013, 75 years on from the first arrival of the Kindertransport in Britain, the concourses and platforms of stations across the UK burst into life with Suitcase, an original mix of site-specific promenade theatre and music which marked those arrivals. Suitcase reflected the stories of those who were there. First Year Actor/Musician Undergraduates from Rose Bruford College of Theatre & Performance will be performing the work for Refugee Week 2014. The performance is free but you will need a ‘ticket’ and booklet to be part of the dedicated audience. The Suitcase box office opens an hour before each performance at the site/venue. The show lasts approximately 1 hour 20 minutes. The audience is not seated during the performance and a reasonable amount of walking is required.
The Paper Project present: I Was A Child Somewhere Else
The Paper Project began as a collaboration between the award-winning British artist Mark Storor and seven young artists from migrant communities, commissioned by Ovalhouse Theatre and Counterpoints Arts. The young people involved have continued to work together at Ovalhouse and now present the premiere of their second piece: I Was A Child Somewhere Else.