What does joy mean to you, and how can we work together to find it in a strange new world?
The Bunker Cabaret ensemble are Clare Parker, Tom Stockley, Maya Adams, Sonia Thakurdesai and Kane John Mills with contributions and support from Charice Bhardwaj, Verity Soley, Liam Bowles & James Carr.
The group worked with Doorstep Arts to collaborate with John Pfumojena for his live show Bunker of Zion. Set in a world where music is forbidden, the Bunker is a joyful place, a defiant celebration of culture in a hostile world.
Now, the artists are continuing to collaborate to present a standalone performance inspired by their experiences - The Bunker Cabaret. This ensemble of movers, makers and word-mongers have ventured out into the light, bringing their revolution with them on a mission to share their joy with everyone they can. They invite you to join the Bunker Cabaret - a travelling circus of movement, music, poetry and games.
Set in a world where music is forbidden, the Bunker is a joyful place, a defiant celebration of culture in a hostile world.
Bunker of Zion is set to music that has been masterfully created using traditional Zimbabwe Mbira and Marimba instruments. John Pfumojena is a Zimbabwean musician, performer, writer, and composer. John and his ensemble will be bringing you boundless energy through a number of different art forms.
Bunker of Zion has been developed with artists and communities nationally with the Collaborative Touring Network. In Torbay, John has worked with Clare Parker, Charice Bhardwaj, Tom Stockley and other local artists, each bringing their own stories of culture, community and joy.
From Summer 2022, the Torbay ensemble will be developing and performing their section of the show as a standalone piece - The Bunker Cabaret.