Genesis Kickstart Fund project activity | May – Jun

8 June 2023

The image is split into three. On the left side is Dancer Tala Lee-Turton and cellist Roxanna Albayati sat on a wooden box in front of a navy blue backdrop. Tala is wearing ballet shoes and a white dress, sat to the right of Roxanna, who is wearing a beige jumpsuit, playing a cello. In the middle is a close up of an actor wearing a white lab coat in a brightly lit room, looking to the side with a thoughtful expression. On the right side is a dancer in white ballet tights and a brown cardigan kneeling on a floor. The dancer is looking at the floor with a sad expression.

Images: Here Lies (Tala Lee-Turton, Photo: Zavod Studio), Recovery in Vision (Outside Edge Theatre Company), Orbits (Birds of Paradise Theatre Company)


Orbits | Birds of Paradise Theatre Company 

Birds of Paradise Theatre Company premiered new film Orbits at the Fruitmarket Gallery in Edinburgh last month. 

Featuring Portuguese dancer Diana Niepce, the piece explores the experience of losing things close to, and how this change affects our experience of ourselves. 

Birds of Paradise Theatre Company will be announcing future screening dates of the film soon. 

Stay informed 

Here Lies | Tala Lee-Turton  

The next iteration of Here Lies, a 10-minute ballet/ physical theatre duet between a dancer and a cellist, will take place as part of a dance-based triple bill this Autumn. 

Produced and performed by dancer and creative producer Tala Lee-Turton, Here Lies is a collaboration with Sheffield General Cemetery, exploring the unrecorded lives of women buried in the cemetery. Tala’s creative team features choreographer Krystal S. Lowe and cellist Roxanna Albayati

The piece will form Act II of the triple bill, titled parler femme, which is themed around celebrating innovative and inspiring stories about women. 

An open dress rehearsal takes place at Production Park, South Kirkby on 6 November, before premiering at Stanley & Audrey Burton Theatre, Leeds on 9 November. The piece will then move to Sheffield Theatres on 11 November, and finally The Civic, Barnsley on 25 April 2024. 

Read more about parler femme 

Visual Arts 

Acme Alternative Pathway Awards | Acme 

An exhibition of works by three Acme Alternative Pathway Awards recipients is taking place at Unit 1 Gallery in London from 15-24 June. 

Supported by the Genesis Kickstart Fund, the Acme Alternative Pathway Awards aim to support artists that are within their first five years of practice and are from groups currently underrepresented in the arts.  

Curated by artist Shamica Ruddock, Time, Labour, Process will showcase works by Dita Hashi, Elora Kadir and Natasha Muluswela

Find out more and book tickets for Time, Labour, Process


Recovery in Vision | Outside Edge Theatre Company 

Two short films have been released as part of Recovery in Vision, a project run by Outside Edge Theatre Company which supports 12 participants affected by addiction in writing, producing and editing their own short film about recovery. 

Made in collaboration with TEA films, the two films titled The Choice and The Hurricane are available to watch on Outside Edge Theatre Company’s YouTube channel. 

Watch The Choice 

Watch The Hurricane 

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