This autumn Aberystwyth Arts Centre brings back their Theatre for Change programme – a series of performances designed to remind us about political and moral issues that are important in our world today, and ask questions about how we should deal with them.
This year the theme is Migration and Justice.
Starting the season is Heart of Darkness (Nov. 16 & 17), a thrilling multi-media adaptation of Joseph Conrad’s novel, which was the inspiration for the film Apocalypse Now. The play is touring major theatres in the UK after opening in Aberystwyth.
Next, the popular Kathak dancer Aakash Odedra returns for his third visit with a new company of international dancers exploring the rise of xenophobia, conflict and the suppression of free speech in #JeSuis (Nov. 24).
The third production, Evros, the Crossing River (Nov. 28), presents another international company who explore through drama, movement and song the devastating consequences of the situation in Syria, and looks for hope in the end.
The Arts Centre has teamed up with Aberystwyth University’s Department of International Politics to offer talks and exhibitions to explore the issues raised in the productions. #JeSuis will be followed by a discussion between Dr. Ajmal Hussain of the Manchester University Sociology Department and two of the show’s dancers, arranged by the Critical and Cultural Politics and Racialisation Research Group. Evros will be prefaced by lecturer Dr. Gillian McFadyen speaking on Syrian refugee crisis and displaying refugee political textiles from the Stitched Voices exhibition.
November 16 & 17 - Heart of Darkness
November 24 - #JeSuis
November 28 - Evros, The Crossing River
For tickets, follow the links about or contact the box office on 01970 623232.