Persona is a new approach to immersive performance art in which community members and local professional artists will collaborate through site-specific urban research and creative workshops to develop stories inspired by Harringay. These stories will then be produced to unfold within the urban fabric of Green Lanes as a series of live events.
Persona aims to directly involve the community in the art-making process and live events. Each project will involve local business places that will become sites in which stories unfold. These ‘hosts’ will participate in the temporary transformation of their spaces through changes in lighting, sounds and set design. The traditional relationship with the audience will be questioned and in some case redefined to promote participation.
In the past, Persona has been engaged in several community-focused productions in Harringay such as the Unscene 199 Theatre & Arts Festival (https://www.unscene199.co.uk/) and the dance theatre production Outside Inside Out.(https://vimeo.com/219866431).
Rocío Ayllon (Artistic Director & Producer)
Elina Akhmetova (Choreographer)
Maria Armanda Gonçalves (Producer)
Vaskar Kayastha (Assistant Producer)
Jack Wates (Set Design & Production)
Satu Streatfield (Lighting Designer & Urban Research)
Karolina Burlikowska (Photographer & Art Director)
Kerem Asforuglu (Lighting Designer)
Antonio Beatriz (Sound Designer)
Emma LD & Rocio Ayllon (Styling)
Ruth Fitzsimons (Researcher & Radio Production)
Dr. Ruth Cherrington (Author, Historian and Researcher)
Candela Bustos (Dancer)
Megan Hatto (Dancer)
Performers & creators:
Juan Sanchez Plaza
Louise Greenfield (Voice/Piano/Clarinet)
Finn Boxer (Voice/ Guitar/ Bass Guitar)
Xi-Mali Kadeena-Guscoth (Percussion)