Performances

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The Latest Production: Amsterdam. 

Written and performed by Chanje Kunda,

Directed by Juliet Ellis (http://www.julietellis.com),

Choreographed by Darren Pritchard (http://companyfierce.co.uk/)

Lighting design by Kelli Zezulka,  (http://kzdesign.moonfruit.com/)

Set Design by Giulia Scrimieri, (http://www.giuliascrimieri.co.uk/)

Physical Theatre Mentor Angela De Castro (http://www.contemporaryclowningprojects.com/)

For More information on this production visit https://www.chanjekunda.com/

 

Previous Productions: Blue Black Sister

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This show  Fuses dramatic spoken word, music, photographic image and digital film, BLUE BLACK SISTER takes the audience on an emotionally charged journey. Conceived and presented by three sisters developing new approaches to multi media performance. – See more at:

https://www.chanjekunda.com/previous-theatre-shows/

Selection of Previous Poetry Performances

  • Latitude Festival, Sussex, July 2013
  • Podium Mozaeik Theatre Netherlands, Scratch of show ‘ Amsterdam’, March 2013
  • Metro 54 Festival and The Magneet Festival, Amsterdam August and September 2012
  • Queen’s Theatre for Apples and Snakes, Devonshire 2012
  • Headlining alongside Lemn Sissay Scribble Festival, Oldham 2012
  • Groningen Performing Arts Festival , with Poetry Circle Nowhere, Netherlands 2011
  • Fringe Performance Bijlme Park Theatre, Amsterdam, 2010
  • Blue Black Sister The Royal Exchange Theatre May 2009
  • The Last Taboo Bolton Octagon Theatre April 2009
  • Apples and Snakes, Soho Theatre London Nov 2008
  • Blue 6 Festival Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester Jul 2008
  • Rise London Unite Music Festival, Finsbury Park, London Jul 2006
  • Calabash Literature Festival, Treasure Beach, Jamaica, May 2006
  • Grace a Quarantine Production, Contact Theatre Oct 2005
  • Launch of  her Collection ‘Afrique Like Me’, Central Library, Mar 2005
  • Royal Albert Hall (along side Zephaniah) StoryQuest Festival, London , Oct 2004
  • British Council Hosted Reception. Manchester Art Gallery, Oct 2003
  • Sista’s Talk,  Nottingham Royal Theatre,  Nottingham2003
  • Radio 4 Poetry Weekend, Lowry Centre, Salford, 2002
  • Linton Kwesi Johnson support act, Greenroom, Manchester 2001
  • Supporting New York’s  Dana Bryant + Rommi Smith, Wardrobe Theatre, Leeds,  2000

 

Guest AppearancesChanje with pen

Nationally celebrated, poet, storyteller and performance artist Chanje Kunda has worked with some of the most influential modern poets including Benjamin Zephaniah, Linton Kwesi Johnson and Lemn Sissay. She has performed at the Royal Albert Hall in London, The Rise London Unite Festival and represented the UK at the Calabash Festival in Jamaica.

Chanje’s performances often combine poetry with music and movement and gives the audience an aural and visual rollercoster ride. It has the potential to inject freshness, vibrancy and excitement into the national and international poetry scene.

“I LIKED THE FACT THAT CHANJE IS VIRTUALLY RAPPING OVER BEATS DRIVEN BY DRUMS. KINDA REMINDED ME OF THE LAST POETS, BUT THEIR SOUND WAS VERY MALE. I THINK VIRTUAL LIVES IS SPOT ON. THE KIND OF TRACK THAT YOU LISTEN TO AND SAY, WHY DIDN’T I WRITE THAT? I LIKE THEM ALL. KEEP IT UP” BENJAMIN ZEPHANIAH

“A FANTASTIC PERFORMER AND WRITER WHOSE PROGRESS WE SHOULD ALL BE WATCHING” LEMN SISSAY

“ORIGINAL, INNOVATIVE, POWERFUL, INFECTIOUS BEATS, MUSIC IS TOP NOTCH, LYRICALLY ON FIRE, VERY REFRESHING” DANIELLE PORTER, ALL FM DJ

 

African Storytelling

All storytelling sessions are multi-sensory and include the provision of specialist, high quality resources brought from Abroad. Storytelling sessions combines the use of original enlarged photographs of African and Caribbean Landscapes, wildlife and people, as well as colourful Tie Die and Batik Fabrics and artwork, traditional African Costumes for trying on, African and Caribbean Crafts and accessories songs and stories.African Fashion 1 Jay McCorkle,  Cartwheel Arts

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© Copyright Chanje Kunda 2005 (No part of these poems may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted in any form, or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying or otherwise, without prior written permission of the Author)