vessels of affliction

Matsena Performance Theatre Company

Comissioned by Sadler's Wells for the Sadler's Wells Young Associates | Main Stage, 17th July 2019

choreography by Anthony Matsena
costume by Sanjna Umesh
lighting by Ryan Stafford
directed by Hetain Patel

"Humans Have Formed Tribes Since The Beginning Of Our Existence. It’s Instinctive. They Have Leader Followers And Shared Responsibility To The Health Of A Community. Where The Spirit, Soul And Mind Have The Same Importance.
What Happens When These Same Communities Are Displaced? Where Fear Is Constant And Safety Is All But Rare. What Are The Ramifications For The Lost One? Have Gangs Become The Man’s Modern Tribes?
Vessels Of Affliction Show The Beauty And Strength Of People Coming Together Versus The Heart-Breaking And Frightening Outcome Of The Same People Under A Failing System."


photos © Helen Murray