Spontaneous site-specific performances throughout Let’s Dance International Frontiers 2024
Trance-fixed in Wonderland: Stranger Than Psy-Fi is an immersive, high-energy, solo live-art dance piece in the styles of tribal fusion, amapiano, and Afro-psychedelic dance, and featuring a kaleidoscope of mental states. Presented in a darkly whimsical and innovative way, the narrative of this piece illustrates the inner experience of code-switching, fractured identities, repressed queerness, generational trauma, psychic wounds, cultural codependency, and spiritual awakening through the eyes of the Third-Culture Black African.
The Psyber Giantess (Diana Amma Gyankoma Abankwah) is an interdisciplinary artist whose creative practice spans across dance, visual arts, music and writing. A Ugandan-Ghanaian national, born and raised in Botswana, she is a member of Kwanzaa Collective in 2022, a Staffordshire-based dance collective consortium of artists, activists, and academics, and the Staffordshire Dance Collective. In 2023, she featured as an underwater dance artist in the feminist dance film She Swims, directed and produced by Shelley-Eva Haden.