Tribe Talks - The Origins Tour
In May 2015, Tribe piloted this innovative format at the National Media Museum. It was to be a one-off event. But like all one-off events, it started creating ripples of its own making and was a great success.
Now, back by popular demand, Tribe will stage the Northern Tour of this unique show, recreating the magic for even more audiences to take part.
Tribe talks is now an amibitious 4-year project, which will chart the epic story of the Black and Asian people from the first migration out of Africa 100,000 years ago to present day, post colonoial Britain.
Tribe will be hitting Leeds, Bradford, Manchester, Sheffield, Hull, Liverpool & Newcastle.
Watch this space for more details.
In May 2016, Tribe staged a special live feedback sharing event called #tribeshakespeare400. This tested and showcased 6 selected scenes from a a bigger original play written by Tribe, to mark Shakespeare's 400th death anniversary.
Following from this R&D preview sharing, Tribe will now work towards realising this bigger production.
More details to come soon.
Future Projects and R&D
The epic mythological tale of India will soon be realised for stage.
Tribe have started work on a new and exciting revival of India’s sweeping saga of battles and swords. A visual piece that will stage the quintessentially Indian story on the British stage, all done in an awe-inspiringly visceral, comic-book style – think Hollywood’s Greek mythological epic “300” but with Hindu Gods.
Jerk Chicken Samosa
Inspired by the conversations during Tribe Talks, this piece will be a drama-comedy looking at the intermingling relationship between Black and Asian communities following the British Empire, and exploring the formative years of a new combo-culture being born in British society.
This show will feature exciting hip-hop sounds and jiving bhangra music.
An ambitious new movement is coming. Be very ready.
One stage. Many voices. Yorkshire wide.
In May 2016, Tribe showcased a tribute to Shakespeare, as part of Bradford Literature Festival, to mark his 400th death anniversary. It was a unique live feedback sharing showcase staging a piece of new writing that amalgamated the essential storylines of 6 of his most-loved plays, all done in a unique Gothic-Mughal style. Tribe are continuing to develop this project towards a full, touring production called “Darokhand”.
Tribe Talks (Pilot)
In May 2015, Tribe Arts launched with their unique performance-discussion format, Tribe Talks, as part of Bradford Literature Festival. This is an innovative format, which uses performance to propel live discussion towards finding a higher truth - think Question Time but interspersed with live performance, music and film. The topics under discussion change depending on Tribe’s creative focus, but the pilot focused on the effects of Empire and colonialism, identity and revolution. Tribe is currently developing a Northern Tour of this format, planned for take place in winter 2016.
En Route to Pluto
A Tribe Arts specially commissioned performance for the National Media Museum.
Planet Earth has died. Two lone survivors are currently in the orbit of Pluto. They have tried and failed to populate this planet with DNA cocoons, but have one more shot to keep the human race alive. Will they succeed?