As Part of the WORLDS APART festival:
In a cursed land ruled by tradition, there will always be those who desire change. As tensions run high the people risk forgetting the history that binds them; the execution of Asatira, an innocent woman who condemned the land to 500 years of darkness in penance for their actions. Requests become a revolution as the Hunapo curse draws to an end, and protests are transformed into riots. In a tale of love, bitterness and torn loyalties; will they learn from their mistakes or will there be a more dire consequence? You cannot escape the curse of your culture.
Performed in 'Within the Wall'
Why Wall? Why border? Why divide? For centuries, all over the world, people have chosen to build walls to separate their land from another. Some walls are built to keep them out, and some to keep you in. Some walls are put in place to keep the peace, but can peace be kept by force? Our piece explores these barriers, what the wall means to those it divides and how bricks and mortar can control your life. The children of the borders, the incredible escapes, and the endless life behind barriers. As free citizens, able to travel throughout this country and others, can we imagine life in the shadow of the wall?
The classic Chinese myth of an immortal serpent-made-woman who falls in love with a young scholar on a rainy afternoon. Their sweeping romance includes epic battles between immortals and celestial gods in the style of Beijing Opera.
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