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Untouchable Voices

Sat 20th – Sun 21st Aug 2011

NO UPCOMING PERFORMANCES

“Giving voice to the largely unheard stories of Dalit people in Rajasthan, India, Untouchable Voices fuses a passion for music and theatre wi”

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Eye to Eye Productions

SUMMARY

Giving voice to the largely unheard stories of Dalit people in Rajasthan, India, Untouchable Voices fuses a passion for music and theatre with a zeal for social justice. There will be only two shows in the studio at Leith on The Fringe on August 20th and 21st 3-4pm. Tickets are £7.50 and concessions are £5.00.

In this original, collaboratively devised work actor Anna Procter and singer-songwriter Tabea Mangelsdrof weave together monologues and songs based on personal interviews with Dalits, people socially outcast because they are considered to be below the four divisions of the Hindu Cst system. This performance seeks to amplify their voices, generating awareness about Dalits and challenging our standards of compassion for our fellow man.

This piece began with four months of travel and field research through home stays and interviews in Rajasthan, India, in 2009. Upon returning to the US Procter and Mangelsdorf toured through five states for fourteen months in venues ranging from professional theatres to juvenile detainment centres to art galleries, churches, universities, theatre festivals and living rooms. The company mission of, Eye to Eye Creations is to bring together artists from different cultural and artistic backgrounds to collaboratively bring living, unheard stories to light.

Eye to Eye Creations engages performing arts as a powerful tool for social change. There is a saying, “You can’t hate someone whose story you know.” We are interested in art as a way of sharing the stories that are not being heard in our fast paced lives where violence often erupts from a lack of understanding. Our premise is that art invites an audience to experience and so deeply empathize with another point of view rather than judging it objectively from the outside. The company’s mission is to bring together young artists from different cultural and artistic backgrounds to collaboratively spark opportunities to see eye to eye.

Admission: £15(£10)

Leith on the Fringe @ Out of the Blue Drill Hall

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