Adrift - a Curiosity Production
We are currently developing Adrift, an immersive experience sharing people’s stories of being Adrift. In Spring 2017, Producer Jenny Smith interviewed 13 people about their experiences of being and feeling Adrift. The interviewees included migrants and refugees and people who have been in touch with mental health services.
These interviews are the source material for the multi-disciplinary Adrift project creative team. The team consists of artists from different cultural backgrounds, art forms and disciplines, each bringing a range of skills and experiences and an openness to working in collaboration to find a shared creative language to artistically represent what it means to be Adrift.
Adrift will transform community and arts spaces including village halls, galleries and studio theatre spaces. The creative company will themselves be Adrift, arriving at a space and transforming it for the audience, as they unpack the luggage of their journey and share their stories with those present.
The production can take up residence for a few days within a space and work with local community groups to create parts of the performance, so that every show is unique to that space and that community, as they become woven into the tapestry of stories that are told.
The Adrift Creative Team:
Producer – Jenny Smith (Curiosity Productions), Director – Steve Johnstone, Designer – Olly Shapley, Writer – Suriya Roberts-Grey, Dance Artist – Sonia Sabri, Digital Media Artist – Katherine Hannaford, Sound Artist – Pavan Chand, Visual Artist – Dean Melbourne, Textile Artist – Sue Chand, Performers – Vimal Korpal and Aimee Powell
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