Contact Young Company and Young Identity join forces!
Manchester Art Gallery
Wednesday 12 June 2019, 7pm–8.30pm
£20 / £15 under 35 / £10 concessions. (£5 discount on matinees)
Contact Young Company and Young Identity are set for a 3-day takeover of Manchester Art Gallery to explore what it means to decolonise public culture1. Developing an alternative tour, they invite audiences to think differently, ask questions and dismantle the gallery experience. What does a postcolonial future look like? Maybe it looks like Beyonce in the Louvre or a Black Panther out-take or maybe we can come up with something even better…
Directed by Tunde Adefioye (dramaturg at KVS, the Royal Flemish Theatre in Brussels), this mouthy Mancunian mix-up will use both poetry and theatre as creative tools.
Tickets are available from Contact.
1. Decolonisation is the undoing of colonialism, the latter being the process whereby a nation establishes and maintains its domination on overseas territories. The concept particularly applies to the dismantlement, during the second half of the 20th century, of the colonial empires established prior to World War I throughout the world.