Kadisha Kayani

DaDa Fellows

Kadisha outside in the sunshine smiles to camera

Kadisha Kayani is a young, asian, disabled poet and multi-disciplinary artist from Liverpool, who focuses on work for socio-political change in the community. She has been working in the industry for over four years and is a keen participant in projects such as Bronze Arts Award with Collective Encounters, 20 Stories High’s Sound System which included drumming and singing workshops and CinemaNation Toxteth’s Scalarama Film Festival where she co-hosted and presented film work. 

She has worked and performed in a number of shows including 20 Stories High’s ‘Our Time’, ‘INDEBTED’ and the National tour of ‘We Didn’t Start The Fire’, all which she devised scenes and music for working in the group. Her creative strengths are spoken word and using movement for performance. She is currently on a course with Flood Theatre which explores what it means to be a Queer artist. She is practising self-reflective writing and physical theatre work under the theme of identity, which is enabling her to reconnect with her past and to collaborate with other artists to gain inspiration. 

Kadisha has been an active writer for several years and is well known in Liverpool for poetry and spoken word. She has performed at several open mic nights including at A Lovely Word in Everyman Playhouse Theatre and with famous spoken word artist Lokwey and pianist Karim Kamar at SQUASH in 2018. She is thrilled to be on this course and is looking forward to using this bursary to incorporate more musical elements to her work, to work on her song-writing and strengthen her musical improvisation skills. 

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