BY ANISA NANDAULA
Presented by Brisbane Festival & Metro Arts
Navigating the intersections of life – relationships, cultural identity, gender, politics and place, award winning poet Anisa Nandaula joins forces with Pru Wilson (dance) and Benjamin Shannon (drums/percussion) to present How To Spell Love.
Recognised for its critical social and political commentary, Anisa Nandaula’s body of work journeys into powerful new territory with this production. Exploring the experience of a young woman of colour growing up in Brisbane, How to Spell Love weaves itself through words, physical movement, percussive rhythm and a distinctive electronic soundtrack to unpack the complex dynamics that underpin the everyday moments.
Produced by Writers Republic and directed by Margi Brown Ash, the depth of this work translates through captivating spoken word prose, supported by contemporary dance and physical movement choreographed by Nerida Matthaei and the visual design of Freddy Komp.
“(How to Spell Love) is delivered with a complex intensity that cannot help but evoke an entire suite of emotions. In Nandaula’s renditions, there’s simultaneously roaring anger and dark resignation; triumph and terror, love and sadness.” – Nothing Ever Happens in Brisbane
7:30pm, 17 – 19 September 2020
2:00pm, 19 & 20 September 2020
New Benner Theatre
Metro Arts @ West Village
General Admission $15 + booking fee
Anisa Nandaula – Writer / Performer
Benjamin Shannon – Percussionist / Composer
Pru Wilson – Dancer
Freddy Komp – Visual Designer
Nerida Matthaei – Choreographer
Margi Brown Ash – Director
Toni Wills – Producer / Dramaturg
Alasdair Cannon – Musical Producer
Tim Loydell – Producer
Image by Cynthia Lee.
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