Katutura Community Arts Centre
7 Leonard Auala, Katutura

Windhoek, Namibia

BONES RISING is a project which comprises the development of a theatre production with a participatory approach as well as a multimedia performance. The primary target group are children and adolescents aged 8 to 16 years.

 

BONES RISING will take use of the famous Namibian folk tale »Human Bones«, in order to create an innovative and contemporary form of storytelling by using physical theatre, sound design and new media such as stills, motion visuals and augmented reality techniques.

 

The project is going to be implemented in 2021 and envisages a close corporation with Namibian, German, Zimbabwean and Cameroonian partners.

 

The artistic result will illustrate a cross-disciplinary perspective, allowing a corporation of manifold analytical practice as well as artistic experiences in the framework of »New Media Anthropological Diplomacy«.

 

The overall objective is to tackle fundamental historical ignorance that is amplifying traumas such as Genocide, Slavery, Poverty and Displacement by developing audience-friendly and low-threshold storytelling techniques based on an innovative and participatory interface.

International
Partners

Project
Lead

VM BORN STARS PRODUCTIONS CC, 

Namibia

Project
Partners

Arch Indigo Group,
Zimbabwe

Avante-Scène, 

Cameroon

urban dialogues, 

Germany

Namibian
Partners

Ministry of Education, Arts and Culture

and its state-run venues:

The National Theatre of Namibia

The National Art Gallery of Namibia

The College of the Arts Windhoek

Co-
Producer

Goethe-Insitut e.V.

Supported by 

International
Coproduction Fund