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creative performance piece about chickens and human migration
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About the Event
Konstantin: Grandmother’s Tongue, is a multicultural, multidisciplinary, slyly political and highly creative performance piece about chickens and human migration set to take the Loft Theatre stage at Chapel Off Chapel from 23 – 25 June.
Five years in the making, the production is helmed by writer and performer Alison Richards, with accomplished collaborators including Bosnian-Australian composer and musical director Nela Trifković, and Polish-born visual dramaturg and designer Dagmara Gieysztor, with images and animations by Abstract Productions.
The work explores themes of heroism and displacement, drawing on Slavic folk traditions. Grandmother Babcia and her hen Kazia are in quest of the truth about our hero Konstantin, the loudest rooster in Poland. Where did he come from - and where is he now when we need him?
Alison Richards says, “In Konstantin: Grandmother’s Tongue we tell stories about stories: stories we have been told, stories we tell ourselves, stories we think we know, stories we have never heard and especially, stories we don’t often let ourselves hear. The journey of chickens across the globe tracks the history of human migration; its hidden tales of triumph and despair, love and courage, blood and feathers.”
Konstantin: Grandmother’s Tongue
Location: The Loft, Chapel Off Chapel
Dates/Time: 23 – 25 June Friday & Saturday: 7.30pm, Sunday: 2pm