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Dogstar Theatre: THE SKY IS SAFE

12th September | tbc
by Matthew Zajac


Director Ben Harrison
Set Nihad Al Turk
Costume Ali Maclaurin
Music & Sound Pippa Murphy
​Lighting John Wilkie
Video Tim Reid
Choreography Dawn Hartley

Amal and Gordon meet on the opulent streets and shadowy alleys of Taksim, the commercial heart of Istanbul where every conceivable transaction takes place. She is a Syrian refugee, he a privileged westerner from northern Europe. What follows is a dream-like dance, an impossible meeting where these two acknowledge and ignore the barriers between them. The anonymity of the metropolis and their own transience allows them to reinvent themselves, though in reality, they can’t escape who they are or what they represent. Individual stories, images and impressions gathered by Zajac through visits to Istanbul and interviews with Syrian women rebuilding their lives in the city give voice to the characters, particularly to the voice of women, in relation to gender politics and resistance to war and exploitation. THE SKY IS SAFE is a love story, a war story and a microcosm of our time.

Lochinver Village Hall
Tickets: Liam Taylor 07943 415445


Website: www.dogstartheatre.co.uk/upcoming-shows.html
Dogstar Theatre: THE SKY IS SAFE
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