When: 28th June – 1st July 2018
Where: Battersea Arts Centre, Lavender Hill, London SW11 5TN
£: Tickets cost £15 or £12.50 for concessions
What is it?
The World premiere of At Home in Gaza and London follows the lives of people living in two locations separated by great political, economic and physical divides. Using an innovative mix of live-streaming and recorded video, performers in London and Gaza are brought together in a single performance space. They occupy each other’s homes, streets and other social spaces, sharing their everyday behaviour and concerns, as they dissolve into each other or become ghostly protagonists in the drama.
Survival tactics, creative impulses and the coping mechanisms that sustain those living in Gaza are explored, while the temporary release offered by modern technology is celebrated.
By uniting artists across the globe, At Home in Gaza and London opens a new way for artists to engage with each other across international divides, whilst sharing a direct and personal response to life in Gaza.
With past projects ranging from site-specific works created with 10,000 concrete blocks, to simultaneous performances across continents using live internet streaming, Station House Opera is a renowned performance company with a unique physical and visual style. Founded in 1980, it has produced more than 30 productions of widely varying scale and focus, but all rooted in a desire to make work that brings together theatre and the visual arts in a single unified vision.
The company has created projects in a variety of locations all over the world, from New York’s Brooklyn Bridge Anchorage to Dresden’s historic Frauenkirche and Salisbury Cathedral; and has toured the world, from Azerbaijan to Kosovo, China to Brazil.
More info: www.bac.org.uk