Kampe, T, Pascal, J, Goldstein, S, Kozokaro, R, Kraft Levene, S, Mijit, S, Emeny, M, Beech, N, Sassoon, A and Morris, F (2020) ONE LOST STONE.

Item Type: Artefact
Creators: Kampe, T, Pascal, J, Goldstein, S, Kozokaro, R, Kraft Levene, S, Mijit, S, Emeny, M, Beech, N, Sassoon, A and Morris, F
Corporate Creators: Pascal Theatre Company
Abstract: Directed by Thomas Kampe, One Lost Stone is part of Pascal Theatre Company's 'Discovering and Documenting England’s Lost Jews' project. It is designed as a voyage of discovery inspired by the history of the Sephardi Heritage in England. This digital travel guide aims to creatively brings stories and history to life through performance, artwork and creative media. The project reveals Sephardi immigration to England as a vital part in the building and consolidating of the modern British Empire and its colonial heritage. It asks questions on how we can respond to this complex history and reluctant heritage through artistic means today, in 2020. As artists we have the means and sensitivities to re-imagine and re-embody the stories of marginalised. As historians we offer nuanced interpretations of hidden histories at a moment when the English and British histories of ‘The Great and The Good’- mainly the white, wealthy male - are being scrutinised. One Lost Stone goes further than traditional narratives by revealing the diversity of journeys and cultures that shape the fabric of current British Sephardi heritage. Jews from Arab cultures, also known as Mizrahi, are also a crucial part of our study.
Official URL:
Date: 5 July 2020
Funders: National Lottery Heritage Fund

The digital resource is accessible at the URL above.

One Lost Stone has grown into a complex multi-media resource as a digital travel guide. It offers written and performed texts, podcasts, collages, videos, soundtracks and paintings by Sephardi artist Anne Sassoon. It synthesises an entangled world of inter-cultural discovery and documentation.

One Lost Stone was initially designed as an immersive performance event around the Sephardi Novo Cemetery in Mile End, London, inviting audiences into a participatory journey. The changing pandemic circumstances created an obstacle for Kampe as project director. How could they envisage an alternative journey through history as appropriate form of artistic and educational expression?

Contributors were Thomas Kampe (director), Julia Pascal (producer), Susannah Kraft Levene (producer), Stephane Goldstein (researcher), Sally Mijit (researcher), Ronen Kozokaro (composer), Matt Emeny (collaborator), Natalie Beech (production personnel), Anne Sassoon (artist) and Frog Morris (type designer).

The actors involved in the project are credited on the website itself.

One Lost Stone was funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund and produced by Pascal Theatre Company.

Keywords: Sephardi Jewish heritage in the UK, heritage arts performance, Pascal Theatre Company, Mizrahi culture in England, feminist performance, post-colonial performance
Subjects: D History General and Old World > DA Great Britain
D History General and Old World > DF Greece
D History General and Old World > DH Netherlands (The Low Countries)
D History General and Old World > DP Spain
D History General and Old World > DR Balkan Peninsula
N Fine Arts > N Visual arts (General) For photography, see TR
N Fine Arts > NX Arts in general
Divisions: Bath School of Music and Performing Arts
Date Deposited: 28 Jul 2020 13:47
Last Modified: 15 Aug 2021 09:54
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