Mele Broomes Mele Broomes

12—17.04.21

In this final week of a three week residency, undertaken at Rockvilla (NTS) Mele has been developing new work 'Wrapped Up In This' ahead of a premier at Take Me Somewhere Festival in May.

About 'Wrapped Up In This'

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? 

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 & Bone and Creative Scotland. 

Online stream 29 May 7.30pm - https://takemesomewhere.co.uk/melebroomes2021

This residency  was supported by in kind space from National Theatre Scotland.


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