As Contact continues its nomadic year while renovations are made to its Oxford Road home they look to Stun Studios at Z-arts. We highlight what’s on during their stay at the Hulme arts space.
Award-winning theatre: Keisha Thompson’s Man on the Moon
Manchester Theatre Award Winner Keisha Thompson’s new show Man on the Moon is an attempt to reconnect with her father. Using poetry, looped sounds and story telling, the piece tells the powerful story of what an impact mental health can have on the family dynamic and explores Black British female identity.
Tue 16 – Sat 20 Oct, various times, £13/7: www.contactmcr.com
One for spoken word lovers: Elmi Ali’s Water Seeds Not Stones
One of the most exciting stars of Manchester’s bustling spoken word scene, ‘Water Seeds Not Stones’ is the new performance play from Elmi Ali. Taking inspiration from the street sellers of Manchester’s market street Ali pours lyrics out in this poetry piece/performance art show to give a voice to under-represented social groups.
Sat 20 Oct – Tue 23 Oct (not Mon), 7.30pm, £13/7, www.contactmcr.com
Find yourself: Nima Séne’s Beige Bitch
Incorporating video, text and plagiarism, Nima Séne’s surrealist and unapologetic persona explores the presence of absence in the experience of becoming, in an intimate and exclusive portrait of a woman locked in betrayal. The artist explores the possibility of finding your place in a culture inspired by people of another nation – in this case, what it means to be Black American.
Fri 26 & Sat 27 Oct, 1.30pm (Sat only) & 7.30pm, £8/6, www.contactmcr.com
Tue 16 – Sat 27 Oct, Stun Studios at Z-arts, 335 Stretford Road, Manchester M15 5ZA. Tel: 0161 226 1912 www.contactmcr.com
Published on: Thu 25 Oct 2018