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  • New International Voices

    (Ghana)

    Poetra Asantewa and Kwame Boafo

    Battersea Arts Centre

    This was a LIFT commission which was part of LIFT 2018

    LIFT’s long-standing partnership with Battersea Arts Centre offers in-festival research time and space to emerging artists. Working with the British Council, LIFT 2018 invited West African artists Poetra Asantewa and Kwame Boafo to develop new work in their chosen art form, as well as having access to everything the festival has to offer.

    Poetra Asantewa is a poet, writer, spoken word artist and vocalist from Ghana. Her work as a performer and youth mentor engages issues of feminism, inequality and mental health in her community. During her residency she will be exploring the contrasts and parallels between dynamic performance poetry and the power of static poetry on the page.

    Kwame Boafo is a performance and movement artist who explores the idea of the body as a vessel of historical memory. During his residency he will continue his investigation into how people make (dis)connection with everyday material objects and how it reminds them of past experiences.

    The residency resulted in an informal sharing of their works, part of BAC’s Scratch programme.

    Dates: Fri 22 – Sat 23 June 2018


    A LIFT and Battersea Arts Centre project in partnership with the British Council
    Thank you to LIFT’s Commissioning Circle