Take a Leaf out of Chanje Kunda's Book
Performance artist Chanje Kunda was suffering with stress and anxiety when she first discovered that plants soothe the soul.
She then learnt that some women in Mexico, fed up with men, were getting married to trees. Trees aren’t very talkative, but they are tall, do great things for the planet, and are renowned for their wood. Chanje was inspired and surrendered to this notion.
She fell in love with plants: fleshy succulents, monstera’s handshaped leaves, the Venus flytrap, the twining of a creeper.
The pressures of life drifted away.
This show maps her journey, and will feature a harem of stunning
tropical plants that dress the stage. There will be music and
movement, dramatic narrative and metaphors of growth and
renewal. The show ends on a climax...
We are forever comparing our lives to those of others on social
media and the superficial numbers game that is dating via online
apps. Plant Fetish will inspire you to embrace foliage over FOMO!
Based in Manchester, Chanje Kunda performs nationally and internationally. As a poet she has performed alongside some of the most influential modern poets including Benjamin Zephaniah and Linton Kwesi Johnson. Some of her prominent performances as a poet include features at The Royal Albert Hall London, Calabash Literature Festival Jamaica, Black Magic Woman Festival Amsterdam, Apples and Snakes at Soho Theatre and the Latitude Festival.
She has also been published in literary Journals, anthologies as well has having a full length solo collection published by Crocus books. She beat off stiff competition and won the Verb New Voices Award, run by the BBC, New Writing North and Arts Council England. Her new work was featured on BBC 3 Programme The Verb Hosted by Ian McMillan in autumn 2015.Book Now
Director: Darren Pritchard
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