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    Farha Bi presents

    Cycles

    Wed 13 Sep at 7.15pm
    Tickets £8 (work-in-progress)
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    Feeling burnt-out and untethered from her sense of self, Farha takes her bicycle and the road to rediscover the ancestral knowledge within, finding belonging and liberation in nature.
    Content Notice
    Running Time 60 minutes, followed by a 15 min interval then a 20 min post-show discussion.
    Wheelchair Accessible
    Wheelchair Accessible
    Relaxed Performance
    Relaxed Performance
    Assistance dogs welcome
    Assistance dogs welcome
    Content Notice
    Content NoticeSuitable for 14+
    Health Notice
    Health NoticeLive flames, Food/drink given to audience members, Cooking on stage

    In 2018, feeling burnt-out and untethered from her sense of self, Farha cycled 15,000km from Mile End to Benin, taking the road to rediscover the ancestral knowledge within, finding belonging and liberation in nature. In this work-in-progress, Farha invites you to share a cup of chaa and a story, to become part of her journey.

    Please note:

    This piece explores the performer’s personal experiences of their family migration, intergenerational trauma and racism. As a new performer who is exploring how to share personal stories in a way that feels safer and non-exploitative, on this occasion, we are presenting Cycles for audiences who identify as Black people, People of Colour and People of the Global Majority*. We especially welcome people from these communities who have lived experiences of migration.

    We recognise that identities and experiences are complex and never sit truly in binaries and definitions. We are choosing not to impose further harm on racialised communities and to trust people when purchasing a ticket. No-one will be turned away on the night. If you would like further information or have any questions, you are welcome to reach out to foh@cptheatre.co.uk 

    The performance will be followed by a post-show discussion with the writer. 

    * “Global Majority is a collective term that first and foremost speaks to and encourages those so-called to think of themselves as belonging to the global majority. It refers to people who are Black, Asian, Brown, dual-heritage, indigenous to the global south, and or/have been racialised as 'ethnic minorities'.” 'Global Majority; Decolonising the language and Reframing the Conversation about Race' by Rosemary Campbell-Stephens MBE, 2020

    Credits:

    Shavena Vigneswara Kumar, Composer and Musician 

    Programmed by Nene Camara:

    "It feels ever important to support artists who are often mid-process and to show a commitment to platform their practice as they continue the very tender process of building and making the work. This piece strives to actively hold space and dialogue for communities as an act of care and resistance."

    "Companies like us genuinely would not be making theatre if it was not for the ability of CPT and its team to identify artists who are worth taking a chance on."

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