Re:voice is a new participatory theatre performance created as a part of the international academic research Re-voicing cultural landscapes: narratives, perspectives, and performances of marginalised intangible cultural heritage (Re:voice). The piece aims to provide new perspectives on a key research question of the project: How can a better understanding of the interplay between majority and minority in relation to intangible cultural heritage enable us to make European indigenous cultures more visible and resilient? Although the larger Re:voice project focuses on marginalised cultures across several countries, this performance is part of the project’s research in Cornwall, in particular drawing on the project’s data from Penwith.
The work draws on the research interviews from Cornwall and also explores new knowledge through a collaboration with a community choir from Penzance, The Tuesday Night Fun Club, who have co-created and will perform as part of the piece.
Collected stories and conversations addressing issues of belonging, identity, heritage and the interplay between majority and minority will build a narrative delivered through performance, movement, sound and video in a gallery space, dialoguing between intangible (performance) and tangible (art). The performace was devised, created and rehersed through a series of workshops involving invited artists, designed to exchange experiences through conversations, movement, singing and actions. As the landscape plays a huge part in constructing our identities, the work will centre around the main space of the gallery but also will take the audience for a processional walk connecting various gallery rooms and the space outside – allowing the audience to experience the performance not only intellectually and emotionally, but also physically through the journey across the space.
Re:voice is created by director Agnieszka Blonska, with imPOSSIBLE Producing, choir leader Victoria Abbott, choreographer Jennifer Fletcher, videographer Joshua Pharo, tech Louis King and The Tuesday Night Fun Club Choir. In collaboration with Falmouth University and the Tate Gallery.
The show will take place Tate St Ives on Saturday 29 and Sunday 30 April at 14:00 and 16:00. Visit the Tate St Ives website for more information or to book tickets.
APPLICATIONS ARE NOW OPEN for the third annual Leeuwarden Summer School on Cultural and Linguistic Diversity in collaboration with the Heritage Lab, focusing this year on Heritage, Identity and Inclusivity
Cultural heritage – both tangible and intangible – is often used to define who does and who does not belong to certain groups and communities. The mediation of and participation in a culture’s living traditions is often important for constructing personal and collective identities; but by its very nature, it does not facilitate inclusivity. Confronted with this uneasy relation between cultural heritage, identity and inclusivity, we take a step back to reflect. What does a more inclusive mediation of cultural heritage look like? How do minorities use their cultural heritage to stay connected with an identity that does not belong to the majority culture they are surrounded by? How does cultural heritage both divide and connect groups and cultures? How can we research and interact with these dynamics?
In this summer school we will ask these questions while looking at diverse cultural heritage practices. Scholars and professionals from diverse fields, such as critical heritage and tourism studies, cultural studies, sociolinguistics, and media studies will give lectures and workshops during an intense, five day long programme.
For more information and to apply, please visit the Summer School website: