This event is part of Take Me Somewhere, a contemporary performance festival of over 40 different events happening online 21 May – 5 June 2021.
Wrapped Up in This by Mele Broomes, Co-commissioned by Contact.
A journey of rebirth, through a life built to care.
A womxn is called upon for service, following in the footsteps of her past generation and members of the Old World. With her ancestors alongside to guide and protect her, she leads herself to the opportunity she has been waiting for. With pride, she transcends physical distance to reach her apex; her journey is euphoric, visceral, and spiritual in nature.
A time of growth, understanding and inner battle, to fulfil the will of those who came before her, with the knowledge that one day, she too will join them in guiding a new generation of black womxn through life and love, of the self and others.
This is a reflective space to listen to the present archive. The narration of vocal melodies, dance and spoken word embodies a lingering question that haunts her. She asks herself: is this the way you want me to be?
ABOUT MELE BROOMES
Mele Broomes is an award-winning choreographer and performer. Her work embodies stories from the collective voice, creating visceral and sensory collaborations through her ancestral heritage; activating social questions, remembering and celebrating. Mele is part of the Take Me Somewhere Artist Constellation. Read more about Mele here.
Director, Concept and Performer Mele Broomes
Costume Designer Sabrina Henry
Music Producer Nwanneka Osammor
Music Producer Sarra Wild
Music Producer Shaheeda Sinckler
Produced by Toni Lewis, Mele Broomes, Natasha Ruwona
Lighting Design Robbie Thomson
Filmmaker & Editor Daniel Hughes
Closing Video, Co-Art Direction and Editor Christian Noelle
Makeup MV Brown
Production Manager Sian Baxter
Co-presented with Contact
Commissioned by Contact, Live Art UK Diverse Actions, Black Gold Arts and Take Me Somewhere, with support from Tramway, National Theatre of Scotland, The Work Room, Blood & Bones and Creative Scotland