24 Oct

Chanje Kunda – Amsterdam

Fusing spoken word, physicality and music, Amsterdam is a high-powered, supermodern 21st-century play of love and lust. Seduced by the attractions of the city and a charming Surinamese man she met on holiday, Chanje embarks on a voyage into the unknown. What will be her fate?

Nominated for Best Studio Performance by the Manchester Theatre Awards, Amsterdam is adapted from Chanje Kunda’s own collection of poetry of the same name, published by Crocus Books.

Highly Imaginative… Amsterdam is so lively and moving that there can be no barriers to audiences having a very good time indeed.’ – Dave Cunningham, What’s On Stage, 4 Stars

‘Richly textured, poignant, funny, gloriously descriptive, cleverly constructed’ – Judy Gordon, Write Out Loud

Director: Juliet Ellis, Movement: Darren Pritchard

Commissioned by Contact and supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England.

Presented during Black Gold Arts Festival, celebrating the success of culturally diverse performances developed in partnership with Sustained Theatre Up North [STUN].

Black Gold Arts Festival features recent work by black artists from the North developed through Manchester’s STUN Studio and produced around the city. All the shows are tour-ready, have been enthusiastically received by audiences and critics alike, and have strong workshop and engagement packages.

Manchester is rich in culturally diverse performing arts talent and STUN has been increasingly important in making sure that talent has the space to experiment and thrive. Besides celebrating this, STUN also wants to support and bring new BAME talent forward. Black Gold is a big arts party festival with just a sample of awards-nominated and award-winning artists, and a seed commission for a culturally diverse newcomer. To give folks even more reason to celebrate, STUN is announcing £2,000 commission for a new work by a BAME Northern performance practitioner.

For the first Black Gold Arts Festival, don’t miss shows by four outstanding Mancunians: 

Alaska, by Cheryl Martin; Body of Light by Darren Pritchard; I Wish I Had A Moustache by Keisha Thomson; Amsterdam by Chanje Kunda.

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