NO WOMAN'S LAND
Friday, June 14, 2019 to Saturday, June 15, 2019 Start time: 7:30 pm
Venue: The Place
Two women, two generations, two cultures, two lands.
In this duet dance artist Avatâra Ayuso and Inuk elder Naulaq LeDrew explore the migration experiences that took them away from their native lands in the Spanish Mediterranean and the Canadian Arctic, digging deep into their cultural traditions, histories, humour, prejudices and fears.
NO WOMAN'S LAND is a dance theatre piece that explores the relationship between two women of different cultures (Inuit and Spanish) and ages, belonging to very distant landscapes (the Arctic and the Mediterranean sea), both with a strong will to share their passions and to overcome fears and prejudices, both with a migration experience that took them away from their native lands. In this duet UK-based Spanish dance artist Avatâra Ayuso and Inuk elder Naulaq LeDrew dig deep into their cultural traditions, aiming to value and recognise the beauty of intergenerational relationships, through art and dance.
The production was first seen at Hellerau in Dresden in 2018. Avatâra Ayuso is Associate Artist of the European Center for the Arts Hellerau Dresden (Germany) and Associate Artist of Shobana Jeyasingh Dance (UK). She was nominated for the UK 2015 National Dance Awards. Naulaq LeDrew in an elder of the Inuit.
Q&A after the performance on the 14th. Inuit objects from the National Maritime Museum available to explore in the foyer before and after the shows!