The award-winning Aakash Odedra Company is building an international ensemble incorporating talented, young, Turkish contemporary dancers. Using a fusion of styles, #JeSuis – presented as part of Journeys Festival International 2017 across the three cities of Leicester, Manchester and Portsmouth – explores personal stories of conflict, media manipulation, displacement and identity. What makes “home” when millions are on the move?
The performance of #JeSuis (In Progress) will be followed by an after-show discussion entitled JOURNEYS – The Art of Displacement. Aakash Odedra Company and Journeys Festival International will share the inspiration for their work – including artistic contributions from European partners – and will also invite an audience response and debate on issues of displacement and the meaning of “home”.
Touring as part of Journeys Festival International 2017. Follow the links for the box office:
Curve, Leicester 28 - 30 August 2017
Contact, Manchester 10 - 12 October 2017
New Theatre Royal, Portsmouth 21 October 2017
Co-production partners: Journeys Festival International (ArtReach), UK; Curve (Leicester), UK; Contact Theatre (Manchester), UK; Art Center New York University, Abu Dhabi; Paradise is Here, Switzerland. Commissioned by The Movement, a partnership between Birmingham Hippodrome, Sadler’s Wells and The Lowry. Research and development supported by the British Council, Turkey and DanceXchange, UK.
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