An Afrofuturist performance installation. Coming soon to Home MCR
Developed by MAS at Wellcome Collection, Commissioned by Home/Slate.
Nwando Ebizie is a multidisciplinary artist with an international focus whose work converges around performance art personas, experimental theatre, neuroscience, music and African diasporic ritualistic dance. Carving out her own particular strand of Afrofuturism, she combines research into the neuroscience of perception (inspired by her own neurodiversity) and an obsession with science fiction with a ritualistic live art practice. She has curated happenings for Wellcome Collection and released records supported by Gilles Peterson. She has performed in Tokyo (Bonobo), Rio de Janeiro (Tempo Festival), Berlin (Chalet), Latvia (Baltais Fligelis Concert Hall) and Zurich (Blok) as well as across the UK from Home MCR to Barbican to Southbank Centre.
Phone: 00 44 7916278949
★★★★★ ‘Gloriously out-there cabaret-meets-gig-meets-theatre-experience.’
‘Increasingly unhinged in the best possible way… you will need to leave your inhibitions in the cloakroom.’
‘Forget everything you know about what a performance ‘should’ look like, or sound like, or even feel like. Leave your preconceptions about music theatre at the door. Because you are about to enter Lady Vendredi’s futuristic, bizarre, psychedelic and sexy mystical world creatively directed by visionary Jonathan Grieve.’
MAS Productions is an experimental theatre company founded by Jonathan Grieve and Nwando Ebizie that creates para-disciplinary work which seeks to combine the immediacy of music, the conceptualism of live art with theatre and interactive ritual forms.
With a commitment to devising experimental performance and music through a unique combination of artforms and practices, Mas Productions defies the often-quoted categorisation of presenting ‘immersive’ theatre. The company has created its own genre through conceptualising highly inviting ritualistic spaces within which audience members take an embodied, experiential and sensuous journey through to ecstatic transformations. Through developing a working process entitled ‘Secular Ecstatic Art’, dance-theatre practices rooted in exuberant urban social trends are intermixed with exacting dramatic movement techniques and ritual actions from traditional African syncretic religions.
Manick Govinda, Head of Artists' Advisory Services, Arts Admin
Lady Vendredi Neon Dream Tour
2nd June/ GLASGOW / (supporting Mykki Blanco) Take me Somewhere Sticky
9th June/ LONDON / Spirit of Change Festival, Barbican
15th June / LONDON / Bastard Assignments
2017 Curation at Wellcome Collection in association with MAS productions. Video by Kassandra Powell