Dream on Monkey Mountain

Dream on Monkey Mountain

In 2006, as Creative Director of Future Histories archive, Alda Terracciano embarked on a new collaboration with Tuup, a master storyteller, and Jamika Ajalon, a musician and sound designer, to adapt the original script of Derek Walcott’s play Dream on Monkey Mountain and create a storytelling, live art performance. Raising questions of love, madness, power and the search for identity, the story explores the influence that dreams can have in shaping our lives. The performance took place at the V&A Theatre Museum on 22 March 2006 to mark the beginning of a new phase of development for Future Histories as an arts and heritage organisation, while establishing new ways of engaging with archival material. As the Director stated: “Being a ‘living archive’ for the living experience of our pluri-cultural metropolis, Future Histories has been set up to oppose discrimination and social exclusion by drawing from the power of art and memory and their transformative potential.”

The performance was produced with the support of Arts Council England.

Video: exerpt from the performance documentation

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