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Signdance Collective International's
Carthage/Cartagena
Friday, July 21, 2017 at 8:00PM

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357 West 36th Street, 3rd Floor
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1/2/3 or A/C/E to 34th St.


Signdance Collective’s production of Carthage/Cartagena by Caridad Svich explores the impact on those displaced and isolated by slavery, human trafficking and forced migration. The performance text presents a series of ten multi-lingual letter song-poems from metaphorical places of dislocation. This beautiful work by Obie Awards Life Time Achievement winner, Caridad Svich is presented by Signdance Collective as a hybrid dance theatre piece incorporating dance, theatre, music and languages both spoken and signed.

Writer: Caridad Svich
Director: The Company with Joke Menssink and Beatriz Cabur
Cast: Lionel Macauley Isolte Avila David Bower Angelina Schwammmerlin

Founded by Isolte Avila and David Bower, Signdance Collective is an award winning international touring performance established in 2001. The company is culturally diverse with a team of experienced deaf and disabled artists at the helm. From 1987 to 2000, the company directors pioneered “signdance theatre”, a fusion of sign theatre, dance and live original music. The company is one of the first in the world to utilise and introduce the concept of inclusive practice with a specific focus on disability-deaf led team work.

The production of Carthage/Cartagena is funded by Arts Council England.


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