Tembo!
by DAT with Candis C. Jones, Anikke Fox, Danielle Click, Giulia Martinelli, Laura Bernas, and Tsebiyah Mishael

ACTion Fest 2016
Shangaa: Shock and Awe
IATI Theater, NYC

TEMBO! was a transmission of energy, emotion and unity. With music, verse, and passion, the actors were engaged and intricately connected... it transformed the audience.
— Andrea Hylen, Founder of 'Heal My Voice'

Set in the year 2022 in the village of Mloka, TEMBO! follows the journey of Habiba, who is determined to find a functioning water source for her family.  When she discovers the nearby watering holes are untouched and barren, Habiba's spirit guides lead her to the blessing and curse that could change Mloka forever.  TEMBO! Is a folktale told through heightened physicality and flights of verse; a prayer-song against violence and extinction that explores what we lose in gaining. 

Directed by Candis C. Jones

Lighting Design: Erin Jones
Set Design: Elle Kunnos de Vos
s and Francisco Rondon
Production Stage Manager: Claudia Toth
Road Manager and Dramaturg: Jacqueline Kafipha

Featuring Anikke Fox, Danielle Click, Giulia Martinelli, Laura Bernas, and Tsebiyah Mishael

Photos by Kevin McNair 

 

 

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