The Golden Conch Shell
TSF has successfully completed two weeks of research and development on its Golden Conch Shell Project with Patricia Bergeron of Montreal company Théâtre À l’Envers and Zannie Fraser from Luminous Tales from Norwich. Our intention was to integrate live action and movement into our original animated film made during Lockdown 2020 and shown online.
We were joined by newcomers Sarah Cribdon and Jerone Marsh Reid who performed as the two young protagonists of the piece, providing much energy and wonderful ideas. Music was again by Dumisizwe Vuyo Bhembe. Additional acting roles were presented by Zannie Fraser and Ken Paterson. Patricia and Zannie devised new animated visuals exploring the character of Mama Wata and her undersea world. The story was led by themes of environmental awareness and self expression for young people. It was shown to children in Wark, Bellingham and Kielder primary schools who gave their responses and shared feedback.