EMSF has commissioned Daniel Orejon (Theatre) and Farah Saleh (Dance) to collaborate with schools and communities over the course of six weeks to create original materials exploring bilingualism through the arts.
They will each be presenting a work in progress inspired by this collaboration followed by a Q&A.
THEATRE: Daniel Orejon
The Things We Carry
With her yellow box full to the brim with dedication and experience, Lea steps into the warehouse. She is determined to succeed as a box keeper, but sometimes working hard is not enough. Her new manager has demanded that she has a grey box – just like everyone else at the warehouse. With her identity at stake, Lea fights for the opportunity to work and do what she loves most.
Devised by a company of European actors, The Things We Carry tackles the hardships faced by expats in the performing arts. Through the use of poetry, puppetry and beautiful imagery, the show explores the role of accents in the British theatre and film industries, and asks the question: In a world with such a diversity of voices, why are ours wrong?
DANCE: Farah Saleh
Farah Saleh is a Palestinian dancer and choreographer active in Palestine, Europe and the US. She has studied linguistic and cultural mediation in Italy and in parallel continued her studies in contemporary dance. She is currently an Associate Artist at Dance Base in Edinburgh.
One ticket gives admittance to both performances.