Performance Art

As a performance artist Chanje has been experimenting with an abstract and pictorial style of performance, since working with director and performance artist Juliet Ellis on her show ‘Amsterdam’. She has enjoyed exploring inventive ways of looking at gender politics.

Chanje has produced a piece of performance art entitled #ICantBreathe for digital media as a way of using art as activism in tems of racial politics.

She also collaborates with other performance artists, most recently with Nwando Ebizies ‘Distotrted Constellations’ an interdisciplinary exhibition that combines art and science


As a playwright she has had 4 full length plays produced which received critical acclaim. ‘Plant Fetish’ is Chanje’s latest play, commissioned by Slate in 2019. It was set for a 2020 national tour, now postponed until 2021 due to corona virus.

‘Superposition’ commissioned by the Lowry in 2017 in toured the UK. Her previous play ‘Amsterdam’ toured the UK in 2014 and 2015. In 2016, it toured South Africa, including featuring in the main Programme of the National Arts Festival in Grahamstown and the 969 in Johannesburg. Her first Play entitled Blue Black Sister was commissioned by the Royal exchange in 2009


As a poet prominent performances include features at The Royal Albert Hall London, Calabash Literature Festival Jamaica, Black Magic Woman Festival Amsterdam, Apples and Snakes at Soho Theatre and the Latitude Festival. As part of a residency in the Netherlands, she also performed in Amsterdam, Rotterdam Eindhoven and Groningen. For details of her poetry publications. Click here