AfriArtik - The Rise
Kieron Jina presents «The Rise» in Glasgow. The artistic focus of this «professional troublemaker» moves between post-colonial historiography and queer storytelling – always with an activist aspect and in search of empathy and shared experiences. Jina combines costumes and practices with Afro-futurist and cultural clichés to create new perspectives. Jina’s interdisciplinary work includes research, dance, performance, and drag. Jina deliberately involves the audience in their pieces as they energetically roam through culture and history.
«The Rise» explores ideas related to national borders, finding love, changing seasons, and cultivating healing rituals through various archival stories, sounds, and music. Research-based indigenous practices have shown that we can share, heal, and teach our experiences through storytelling methods and the environment we encounter.
Recommended for ages 13+ (some nudity)
Kieron Jina – Concept/ Director/Performer Yogin Sullaphen – Sound Design Roman Handt – Costume Design Sean Mongie, Shalom Mushwana, Negiste Yesside Johnson and Kieron Jina – Video/ Editing/ Documentation
Image - The Rise_ photographed by Sanmari Marais