Performance artist Chanje Kunda was suffering with stress and anxiety and discovered that plants reduce stress. She then learnt that some women in Mexico, fed up with men, were getting married to trees. The trees aren’t very talkative, but they are tall, do great things for the planet, and are renowned for their wood. Chanje was inspired and surrendered to this notion. She fell in love with plants, fleshy succulents, monstera’s hand shaped leaves, venus flytrap, the twining of a creeper. The pressures of life drifted away.
This show maps her journey, and features a harem of stunning tropical plants. There will be music and movement, dramatic narrative and metaphors and growth and renewal, and the show ends on a climax…
With us forever comparing our lives to those of others on social media and the superficial numbers game that is dating via online apps, Plant Fetish will inspire you to embrace foliage over FOMO!
Plant Fetish is a Slate commission is association with Black Gold Arts Festival. Originally seed funded by Divergency.
“Chanje Kunda defies expectations by adopting a tongue-in-cheek style closer to an autobiographical comedian… Kunda generates a naturally warm and appealing personality that keeps the audience riveted to her story… As a work-in-progress, [Plant Fetish] is strikingly successful.” – British Theatre Guide
“[Plant Fetish] generates a joyful energy… A timely and empowering tale of the benefits of embracing foliage over FOMO, the beauty that can be found within imperfection, and the transformative power of nature.” – Circles & Stalls
“Chanje Kunda’s witty, playful personality radiates throughout the performance, resulting in an engaging and delightfully entertaining show. I am definitely going to take a leaf out of Kunda’s book and buy more plants for my house!” – The Play’s The Thing
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