This production is a spellbinding fusion of dance, music and sign-language that approaches the unspeakable, contemporary debacle of forced migration, trafficking and slavery.
It is an adaptation of Carthage/Cartagena, written by Cuban/American playwright, Caridad Svich.
The script takes the form of ten "Cantos", that are presented as multi-lingual poems. The Cantos could be imagined as letters from afar.
Carthage/Cartagena is set in a despoiled, war-torn landscape that evokes the old city of the Carthaginian empire.
Each Canto conjures a metaphorical meditation on places of dislocation and the hope that we may find in the face of dehumanising chaos.
Presented for an International deaf and hearing audience; recommended age 13+
Carthage gives the quiet voice expression, a poetical plea through Signdance Theatre for cosmopolitanism, reason and compassion.
No Passport, New York
Performer/Creators Isolte Avila (USA, Cuba)
David Bower (UK)
Lionel Macauley (USA)
A. Schwammerlin (Austria)
Dramaturgy by Goro Osojnik (Slovenia)
Artistic contribution Joke Menssink & Pedro de Senna
Produced by Signdance Collective International