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In an elaborately cosmic attempt to reignite the connection to her ancestral inheritance, Takura blends western ideas of quantum physics and astrology with zimbabwean myth to reconnect with the spirit of her dead grandmother. Despite the disapproval of her family Takura voyages through google in an attempt to connect with the ancestral plane.
Will her Mbuya approve of Takura now? Or should some traditions be left to rest?
Told through spoken word poetry, movement, live looping and animation, ‘dark matter’ is a lyrically playful piece that explores the power of reclaiming and remixing traditions.
Themes: colonisation, queerness in the african diaspora, grief, ritual, afrofuturisum, belonging, spiritual inheritance and cultural cosmologyy.
Animations – Gisela Mulindwa
Choreography – Tinovambinashe Sibanda
Lighting Design – Desharn Parar
Stage Management – Molly Tackerberry
Sound Design – Joe Browning
Written and Performed by – Tatenda Naomi Matsvai
Cast & Creative Team Animations - Gisela Mulindwa
Choreography - Tinovambinashe Sibanda
Stage Manager - Molly Tackerberry
Sound Design - Joe Browning
Set Designer - Phyllys Egharevba
Written and Performed by - Tatenda Naomi Matsvai