Dates and Times
Mon 7 March at 9pm
Presented by Tina Nanaki
Work in Progress performance
14 Scattered Islands is about remembering home and the journey looking for it.
Twenty years ago Tina moved from a small village in Lincolnshire to the suburbs of Toronto. Two years ago she moved back to the UK, to London. To honour the anniversary of her move to Canada, Tina walked from her flat in London to her childhood home near Skegness. She walked over 180 miles in 10 days. This is a story about that walk.
Drawing upon her own history, 14 Scattered Islands documents Tina’s walk from London to Lincolnshire (via memories of Canada), asking questions about belonging, rootlessness, and the identity of a place. Playing with a paralleled imagined scenario of a Britain submerged, 14 Scattered Islands reaches beyond one woman’s search for home, to the future of Britain, to the places we have lost and can’t get back to, to the longing of a time before. There is a deep-sea diver, a slide projector, a disco ball, and the universe.
Part of Sprint Festival 2016: London’s biggest and best festival of the newest, most adventurous theatre from across the UK and beyond.
Catch 14 Scattered Islands in a double bill with Thorn on the same evening. Two shows for just £16!
About the Artist
I am a Canadian and British theatre maker and live artist based in London. Intimacy is central to my performances, using autobiography as a tool for time-based narrative. My work often treads between theatre and live art and has been described as having a fantastical dimension.