A Strange New Space
Curated by Lina Sunish Vincent
Date: 11 NOVEMBER 2017
Time: 11:00 – 13:00
Venue: KALA ACADEMY, PANJIM
Date: 13 & 15 NOVEMBER 2017
Time: 19:00 – 20:30
Venue: MENEZES BRAGANZA HALL, PANJIM
Amira is completely obsessed with space and dreams of becoming an astronaut. But one night, the bangs, whooshes and fizzes of her imagination explode right out of her dreams, becoming a deafening reality. In the darkness, Amira must leave her hometown to go on an adventure, to find a safe space.
An original one woman show without words, A Strange New Space melds physical theatre with stunning puppetry and original music. In this production, the audience will travel with Amira on an imagined voyage into space, which is paralleled with her real-life journey as a refugee across continents.
Tessa is a theatre maker, producer and performer specialising in puppetry, physical theatre and music (trumpet, piano, ukulele and singing). In addition to freelancing for other companies, she makes innovative theatre productions for family audiences with her own theatre company. Her shows tell original stories, aimed at encouraging a dialogue between the generations. She is passionate about delivering high-quality theatrical experiences to children that inspire and excite but do not patronise. Tessa has made four Arts Council England-funded productions: The Tap Dancing Mermaid, Arnold’s Big Adventure, The Melody Makers and her latest show, A Strange New Space. In 2013, Tessa joined forces with Tomasin Cuthbert (Soap Soup Theatre) and Liz Hart (Bric A Brac Productions) to form a new theatre company, Lady Strong’s Bonfire. They have since made The Bed, Mummy Monster and The EnviRons. She is also an author of children’s fiction and self-published her first book, The Tap Dancing Mermaid in July 2015.
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