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CAJ COLLAB

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Facilitated by Michael Kitchin and Eve Veglio-White, CAJ COLLAB invites two artists who have never worked together before and gives them one day to create a performance.

Celebrating the resourcefulness of artists, the unique chemistry of any pairing and the magic that can happen when creative minds collide, CAJ COLLAB stems from a desire to lower the stakes of making, and to rediscover play, exchange, spontaneity and quick collaboration.

This will be the first digital performance by CAJ COLLAB.
If anyone who would like to attend this event is facing financial barriers meaning they’re unable to, please email info@poplarunion.com as there are a limited amount of free tickets available. Priority will be given to BIPOC. Any tickets not taken up, the equivalent fee will be donated by CAJ COLLAB to National Black Arts Alliance.

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Temitope Ajose Cutting

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Bonnie Bird Choreography Award winner (2005), Temitope Ajose Cutting, has created and staged works for venues such as Royal Opera House and ROH2. She has been commissioned by The Place Prize Bloomberg, and exciting dance producer Eckhard Thiemann at Woking Dance. Her works have been performed at DanceXchange, RichMix, Dance base in Edinburgh, Swindon Dance and the Soho Joyce (New York).

As a dancer Temitope has worked with Punchdrunk, director Carrie Cracknell at The Gate Theatre and very recently at The National Theatre, director Amy Hodge, Theo Clinkard and Protein Dance Company, Darcy Wallace at the V&A, Lea Anderson, Joe Moran at Whitechapel Gallery & Saddlers Wells, Sue Maclaine and Seke Chimutengwende. In addition to this she has been part of the performance team, re-staging Joan Jonas retrospective at the Tate Modern, working with choreographer and curator Nefeli Skarmea for artist Megan Rooney at the Serpentine Pavilion, and now working closely with Megan Rooney creating movement for the artist’s solo show at Kunsthalle and most recently the Lyon Bianale.

Temitope continues to make her own work producing a show at the Southbank ‘My name is my own’ with director Jo Tyabji working and writer Jay Bernard on the politics of public speaking with an extraordinary cast.

Xana

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Xana is a sound designer/artist, live loop musician, composer, performer, theatre maker and poet whose works intersect with theatre, film, live performance and tech. Xana’s creative work focuses on archives and embodying our future narratives and memories through sci-fi, magical realism and blending their genres orchestral noise/thick bass.

Xana is one of the Associate Artists at Ovalhouse Theatre with their debut show Swallowing Your Idols, co-organiser of Afrotech Fest, publishes the children’s comic Afronaut Squad and was a 2020 Offie-finalist for Best Sound Design. Xana features on the award-winning track Afronaut on the Mercury prize-nominated Driftglass by Seed Ensemble.

Theatre credits: Chicken Burger and Chips (Brockley Jack Theatre), The Body Remembers (Fuel Theatre); Ivan and the Dogs, Fairview (Young Vic); Strange Fruit (Bush Theatre); Grey, Just Another Day and Night (Ovalhouse); Nightclubbing (Tour); Pink Lemonade (Gate Theatre); Mapping Brent Festival, Blood Knot (Orange Tree Theatre); SEX SEX MEN MEN (Pecs Drag Kings/Yard Theatre); Noughts and Crosses (Pilot/Derby Theatre); Burgerz (Hackney Showroom); Obama and Me (Talawa); Black Holes (The Place); Hive City Legacy (Roundhouse); seeds, Half-breed (Soho Theatre) Primetime (Royal Court Theatre). Writer/Actor credits: Swallowing Your Idols (Ovalhouse); Asian Pirate Musical (Vaults).

photo credit: Rohan Ayinde


About CAJ COLLAB

CAJ COLLAB is a creative way of looking at the politics of how performance is made, stemming from a desire to facilitate collaborations away from the high stakes, laborious structure of: funding – rehearsal – performance.

In this series, CAJ COLLAB founders, Eve Veglio-White and Michael Kitchin bring together live artists, dancers, poets, actors, musicians to play and experiment together.