It’s 1989. George Bush is President of the U.S.A. Hundreds are killed in Tiananmen Square. The Cold War is ending. The Berlin wall is falling. At the bottom of the world a child is sent to detention. The child begins a series of messages, an SOS, to its future self.
Twenty seven years later the child’s messages are found. RUMPUS is the long awaited reply.
RUMPUS is a contemporary performance by Ahmarnya Price. Through a combination of installation, animation, live storytelling, soundscape, lip syncing and bad dance moves audiences will be taken on a wild but charismatic tour through the wormholes of time and space. Together, using the structure of the book ‘Where The Wild Things Are’ by Maurice Sendak and gathering content from extracts of Ahmarnya’s 1989/1990 diary, we will examine parallels between the local school yard and the global political arena in order to begin asking how the experience of play turned violent can so easily be created and ultimately ‘WHO is going to say STOP!’?
Created and Performed by: Ahmarnya Price
in collaboration with:
Performer/Creative Collaborator: Tamara Kirby
Composer and Sound Designer: Kelly Ryall
Lighting Designer: Amy-Lever Davidson
Dramaturg: Ingrid Voorendt
Directorial Consultant: Luke Kerridge
Audio Visual/Console Builder: Leon Van De Graaff
Set Construction: Allen Laverty
Cardboard Architect: Tobias Horrocks
Warning: For audiences 15 years and over. Small spaces, graphic images and strobe like effects. Wear comfortable clothes and animal print if you can!
Please note this performance has a lock out.