“We are delighted to have been able to support in a small way. What you and Louise achieved in this time was amazing and I was delighted to be there to hear how the work is progressing.” – Zoe Pickering, Head of Programming and Big Imaginations Manager at Z-Arts
“You made fantastic progress through the week, and I really look forward to hearing about next steps.” – Liz, Artistic Director at Z-Arts
Who would have thought a kite festival could change your life? It certainly came as a surprise to Sue whose magical journey into a classic Indian tale dating back hundreds of years revealed as much about herself as about historic Indian culture. She is amazed to find that she has more in common with the goddess Sita, than she would have thought.
‘Sue & Sita’ uses puppetry, shadow theatre, and dance to celebrate identity and heritage.
This show is suitable for children aged 8+ and their families.
Writers: Louise Wallwein, MBE, and Ria Meera Munshi
Artistic Director: Ria Meera Munshi
Producer: Rushi Munshi
Company: Ri Ri’s Dance Academy
Please see our Sue & Sita leaflet for our tour schedule!
Thank you to Arts Council England and thank you to our partners Z-Arts, Tameside Council and Manoranjan CIC for supporting this project.
“I have enjoyed developing several projects with Ria. She is a great artist to collaborate with, who brings a great deal of skill, knowledge and talent to the mix. She makes a really fun space to be creative in. During lockdown we managed to adapt our practice to develop a new play using Zoom. Ria’s energy is just as powerful in a zoom room as it is in a rehearsal room. I look forward to seeing where our wild ideas take us too.” – Louise Wallwein MBE, award-winning poet, playwright and performer
Ria Meera Munshi
Mentor Artistic Director
Ria Meera Munshi
Supriya Nagarajan & Duncan Chapman
Feel free to watch our R&D video