Ancient Futures is a ritual and a party
A new collaboration with Unlimited Theatre, Ancient Futures binds Afrofuturist narratives, augmented reality technologies, live music and spectacular circus performance into a unique live experience.
During a successful Blueprint R&D period that took place in September 2021, Upswing and Unlimited imagined a project drawn from a rich thematic world inspired by West African masquerade and Afrofuturism, a cultural movement that uses science, technology, and philosophy to paint a vision of possible futures through a Black cultural lens.
We are working alongside poet and ‘Quantum Creative’ Oneness Sankara, and grime artist Afrikan Boy to create an extravagant, high-energy performance that fuses dance, circus and music. A full production is anticipated for summer 2023.