Bridges y Puentes is a show about migration and the search for home, using a multiplicity of languages – spoken, sung, played, and danced. It is a promenade performance set in a car park or other transient space. The audience is invited to come on a journey; to step inside many different pairs of shoes as they witness a performance that evolves from, then disappears into, thin air. It has been performed in many different sites and cities, from Mulhouse in 2011 to Dover in 2017.

 

In 2014, Bridges became far more than a show, evolving into an extensive project engaging migrant communities in the Kent area – supported by Arts Council England, Heritage Lottery, Kent County Council and numerous other partners, who have continued to support its re-development from 2015 to 2017.

 

A brand-new incarnation of Bridges y Puentes was presented in autumn 2017 in three different regions, in collaboration with a number of partners: at Hull Freedom Festival, as part of the City of Culture celebrations; in East London, in collaboration with Theatre Royal Stratford East; and in Dover/Folkstone, a self-produced show, but working with the support of numerous Kent-based arts organisations. An extensive outreach and community engagement programme linked to the show brought workshops, participatory events, and community celebration parties to all three regions.

 

Interviews with migrants in every place that the show has been presented have informed the development of the show, and form an integral part of the soundscape and imagery, which fuses together a beautiful mix of live and recorded music from all corners of the world. The new version of the show builds on previous texts, creating a rich kaleidoscope of words, images and sounds from a multitude of sources.

 

Full show credits here

 

More infomation including technical specifications and full-resolution images is downloadable on our promoter page.

CREDITS

 

Director: Marion Duggan

Writer / Dramaturg: Dorothy Max Prior


Performed by:

Shango Baku - William

Piotr Baumann - Viktor

Martin Espindola - Angel

Clovis Kasanda - Joseph

Leah Kirby - Hana

Anna Symes - Fiona


Choreographer: Carmela Acuyo Fernandez

Designer: Katharine Heath

Sound Design / Music Workshop leader: Filipe Gomes

Production Manager / Lighting Design: Barbra Egervary

Creative Producer: Anna Symes

Executive Producer: Laura Wright

Stage Manager: Sam Rush
Assistant Production Manager: Grace Craven

Dance Workshop Leader: Lizzie Prince

Workshop Coordinator: Lydia Laitung

Administrator: Nina Sarfas

Photography: Dik Ng

Graphic Design: Foz Foster

 

 

Bridges y Puentes 2017 is supported by Arts Council England, Big Lottery, Awards for All, Heritage Lottery, Dover Big Local, Dover Arts Development, Kent County Council, and made in association with Freedom Festival Hull and Theatre Royal Stratford East. The first version of Bridges y Puentes was created by Ragroof Theatre in collaboration with Compagnie Vendaval with support from: Meridians, Scenes De Rue, Stockton International Riverside Festival and co-funded by the Creative Europe programme of the European Union

More information including technical specifications and full-resolution images is downloadable on our promoter page.

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