In The Conference of the Birds, a 12th Century epic poem from Persia, the Simorgh is the much sought after and idealised leader. In this allegory, a group of birds embark on a quest to find the Simorgh. After a long and dangerous journey the group discovers the truth about leadership: that it comes from within themselves and is shared.
Friday, 6 November 2009
Tuesday, 20 October 2009
"The secret of storytelling amongst the poor is the conviction that stories are told so that they may be listened to elsewhere, where somebody, or perhaps a legion of people, know better than the storyteller or the story’s protagonists, what life means. The powerful can’t tell stories: boasts are the opposite of stories, and any story however mild has to be fearless and the powerful today live nervously".
Thursday, 15 October 2009
"feeling settled comes not from putting down roots but from taking up a pot and creating a feast that tastes and smells of home"
In the mix:
professional and community performersfood, conversation, music, dance
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an interactive environment within a theatre space
creative use of caption/stagetext as part of the scenographic design