Arts Council England have granted Anna Mudeka £15,000 to cover the production of a one-woman theatre piece entitled Kure Kure Faraway, co-commissioned by Norwich Arts Centre and supported by Norfolk Arts Services.
Arts La’Olam is very proud to be project managing and Anna is working extremely hard meeting with scriptwriter Belona Greenwood and theatre director David Farmer as well as film maker Simon Bright, lighting directors, costume designers, choreographers, video artists, audio directors, and sound engineers. We will publish a weekly update of her work in progress on www.la-olam.com
Kure Kure Faraway will be presented on November 21st at Norwich Arts Centre to an invited audience comprising of arts-professionals (theatre programmers & curators) and African community leaders from the Eastern region for preview in preparation for touring in March 2019. The show will include spoken word, projected visuals, song, music and dance by Anna Mudeka and 10 associated professional artists and a group of work experience students.
Kure Kure Faraway will address issues and challenges surrounding identity faced by African communities in the UK due to a lack of information on pre-Christian African traditions, ancestors beliefs and rich heritages. The show will be a thought provoking exploration of modern times and ancestral traditions.