Bandbazi gets Funding for Their National Tour Mind Walking from Arts council England
BandBazi are proud to announce that Arts Council England have confirmed funding for a National Tour of their critically acclaimed, aerial drama Mind Walking. Brought to you by an award winning creative team, Mind Walking will embark on a national tour in spring 2013. Hot on the heels of our hugely successful 2011 South East regional and international tour BandBazi (Love Indeed and Breakfast at Audrey’s) will be bringing the show to venues across the UK; shortly after writer, acclaimed playwright Tanika Gupta, makes her RSC debut with the world premiere of her new play The Empress, which will open the 2013 season in the Swan Theatre.
“Mind Walking is extraordinary, and I’m not just talking about the acting or the script.”
Claire Brotherwood, The Stage, October 2011
“Spectacular circus theatre exploring notions of home and cultural identity”
Maheela Bari, Daily Info, Oxford, November 2011
“A simple story told in a way that is transcendental.”
Sravasti Datta, The Hindu Times, November 2011
Moving, powerful, ethereal; Mind Walking is a celebration of the life of one extraordinary man, the enduring love story of a mature couple and a family’s discovery of their cultural heritage. Bobby has led a remarkable life. Migrating from India as a young man he found love in the UK with his with wife Moira, but as a Parsi Bobby was expected to marry within the community. His family disowns him and as a result he cuts them, their religion and their culture from his life forever… until he develops Alzheimer’s and his mind starts to wander. As secrets and hidden stories tumble out of Bobby’s mouth, his family start to question the truth about their ancestry and shared history. BandBazi combine aerial hoop with emotionally charged and character driven narratives. This delicate, poetic production tumbles and traverses through Bobby’s memories on an intergenerational journey of family ties, religious dogma and cultural expectations.
The company are hard at work confirming the last few venues for what will be an exciting tour of the UK; kicking off with a residency at the Albany, London, Mind Walking is due to visit fifteen venues across the country between 22nd March and 21st April 2013. Contact us for more information.