Eastern Europeans for Dummies by There There joins the bill
50% Romanian, 50% Serbian, There There is a politically engaged performance company whose work grows out of intimate political and social frustrations, conjured by Dana Olarescu and Bojana Jankovic. Through humour, wit and play, they explore themes of immigration, immigrants’ public identity, exclusion, national identities, institutionalism and heritage.
Journeys Festival International hosts these themes as part of There There’s Eastern Europeans for Dummies Summer Fete. Come and join in the fun! Games range from Hook A Job, Wheel of Benefits, and Guess the Burden of the Eastern Europeans to throwing a Bag in a Bucket, the winner throwing 5 tea bags into a tea cup to win… you guessed it… A British Passport!
There There animate the societal paradigms that influence our everyday lives and identities, revolving around their own personal experiences and big-picture policy and politics. The company has created pieces for the Museum of London, Rowan Arts and Giving in to Gift and performed around the UK. We're delighted that they will be attending Journeys Festival International Core Festival weekend, 20 - 21 August, Leicester, 2016.