LUDALA Collection: The Eclipse Award, 2020 - 21

Summerhall 2021 Fringe Festival Programme - On Demand
Fri 6 – Sun 29 Aug

Presented by Initiative.dkf supported by Albany and Tamasha Theatre

The Eclipse Award 2020 – 21 winners, presented by Eclipse Theatre and Summerhall

Ludala, meaning 'happiness', is three short films fusing dance, poetry and good vibes. Produced by Initiative.dkf (Eclipse Award winners 2020-21). Supported by Albany and Tamasha Theatre. The poetic Gele captures a son's wonder witnessing this majestic matriarch manifesting her crown, a traditional head tie. Endures is healing through movement. In a unified defiance against life’s heavy dredges, love’s tenacity boldly survives as Black bodies mirror the shape of water. Taking you way back when, Is Dat U Yh? is the surreal journey from Elephant and Castle to Peckham. With food, personified mannerisms and mixed blessings along the way!

LUDALA Collection will be available ‘on demand’ through EdFringe 2021’s Summerhall Festival Fringe from 6 – 29 August 2021.

"I now want to see everything she’s ever done and everything she’ll ever do. A woman of many talents, it’s the work DK created as Artistic Director of Initiative.dkf that Summerhall is showing, with short film collections." ★★★★ The Scotsman on LUDALA Collection 

Age guidance: 12+
Duration: 15mins

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Meet the Artists: LUDALA Collection and VOL.1
Thur 26 Aug, 6pm | FREE | via Zoom 
Presented by Summerhall

Join Eclipse Interim Chief Executive Kenneth Olumuyiwa Tharp, Initiative.dkf Artistic Director DK Fash and Creative Producer Wofai to find out more about LUDALA Collection and VOL.1 , hear about the ideas behind the series of films, and ask your own questions.

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Initiative.dkf is an award-winning independent multidisciplinary arts platform led by Artistic Director DK Fashola and Creative Producer Wofai. Together they produce theatre, festivals and dance events as well as lead mentoring opportunities for young people. Driven by a love of explorative storytelling, Initiative.dkf challenges the art forms and narratives imposed on Black bodies through the power of performance and creation of empathy and connection. Initiative.dkf are currently one of Albany's Artists of Change and Tamasha Associate artists. 


Past projects include Melanin Box Festival, a celebration of Black British talent showcasing theatre, movement, music and short film; the critically acclaimed play Fragments of a Complicated Mind (Theatre503); the outdoor spectacle Scalped (UK Tour '19: Brighton Fest, GDIF, SIRF); and popular womxn’s dance and movement sessions exploring sensuality and liberation, Whine ‘n’ Cotch.

Associates include JMK ‘19 Director Tristan Fynn-Aiduenu (Little Baby Jesus at Orange Tree Theatre; Gone Too Far! at Guildhall et al). While they have been championed and supported by Arts Council England, BBC London, Time Out London, Evening Standard, i-D Magazine, Dazed, Tamasha Theatre, and Greenwich + Docklands International Festival, among others.

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