Virtual Stage is a new Arts Council England funded digital programme for Chats Palace, sitting alongside our live programme and acting as a bridge between the two while COVID-19 restrictions are in place.
To launch an exciting digital programme of work created specifically for on-line viewing, on 19 Jan 2021 we presented A Very bR*T*SH Museum by dancer and choreographer, Seeta Patel.
A Very bR*T*SH Museum challenges places like the British Museum on their role in looted history. Using dance, projections and animations, the film comments on the ongoing discussions around museums returning looted artefacts and explores the complex relationships it leaves society with in the world today. It aims to question the legacy of colonialism and imperialism upheld by arts institutions
Seeta Patel – director/performer
Julien Kottukapally – director/ cinematographer
Isaac Ouro Gnao – performer/script
Andy Craven Griffiths – script
Ed Watson – performer
The work was originally conceived by Seeta, Isaac and Andy.
Tues 19 January 2021: Post-Screening Panel Q&A
The premiere screening was followed by a Q&A with the creative team of Seeta Patel, Julien Kottukapally, Isaac Ouro-Gnao, Andy Craven-Griffiths with guests art-historian and activist Alice Procter, journalist Bidisha Mamata and Chats Palace Director, Paula Van Hagen.
This event was BSL interpreted.