Signdance Collective celebrate their 30-year anniversary with their international tour of Carthage/Cartagena by Obie Award-winning playwright Caridad Svich and will be performing at Theaterlab NYC, New York from July 19th -21st
Set in an imagined despoiled, war-torn landscape, Carthage/Cartagena uncovers the lost voices of those who have been displaced and isolated by slavery, human trafficking, and forced migration. Signdance imagines Svich’s text, which is constructed as a series of ten song-poems, through their signature hybrid form, incorporating dance, theatre, music and languages both spoken and signed.
From 1987 to 2000, the company’s directors–Isolte Avila and David Bower–began constructing their unique fusion of sign theatre, dance, and original live music. In 2001, they formed Signdance Collective, a company crafting new and original work built on inclusivity, with a focus on disability- and deaf-led work. They have forged a number of international collaborations, delivering workshops and producing “innovative and creatively brilliant performances” (Diversity Awards, BBC) across the globe.
As David Bower, Signdance Collective’s Artistic Director, shares: “Carthage/Cartagena gives the quiet voice expression, a poetical plea through Signdance Collective for cosmopolitanism, reason and compassion.”
The performance is suitable for 14+. Tickets are $20
Carthage/Cartagena is supported by Arts Council England.
Theaterlab NYC 357 West 36th St. 3rd Floor (between 8th and 9th Aves.) New York, NY 10018A/C/EBook Tickets