In collaboration with Professor Alison Ribeiro de Menezes, we have been devising REWIND. A process that combines the universe of Forensic Anthropology with stories of resistance. We have been inspired by testimonies of refugees, whose lives were affected by dictatorship in 70s Latin America and young adults migrants, whose lives have been affected by human rights violation in Latin America(2019-2021).
Forensic became a science of resistance, methods of investigations were evolved in Latin America to find forced disappeared people. Through the analyses of injuries on bones, the science led a genuine revolution in how human rights were investigated.
The ensemble includes a multi-instrumentalist who will be playing live sounds and music and a lighting designer who will manipulate practical lighting effects from the stage. This integrated design will invite the audience into a rebellious and sensitive experience, which does not rely on text.
We have been actively involving people, communities and audience to our creation process:
30th JAN - 6th FEB : Online sharing of our R&D, followed by a Q&A with the artistic team and Professor Alison Ribeiro de Menezes.
19th JUN - Live performance sharing of our R&D, followed by a Q&A at Belgrade Theatre (Coventry), the event was part of Coventry City of Culture 2021, Coventry Welcomes.
25th - 26th JUN - Live performance sharing of our R&D at Unity Theatre (Liverpool). The event is part of Physical Fest.
20th APRIL: Warwick Arts Centre as part of RESONATE festival (Coventry)
29th APRIL: Arena Theatre (Wolverhampton)
Director: Ramon Ayres / Performers: Alex Paton, Andres Velasquez, Eyglo Belafonte, Josephine Tremelling, Louise Wilcox / Music and Sound composition: Alex Paton / Light design: Josephine Tremelling / Set, Props and Costume: The Team / Set Making: Andres Velasquez, Benjy Adams and The Team / Dramaturgy: Devised by the team / Dramaturgy Assistance: Lou Cope / Research Team: Professor Alison Ribeiro de Menezes, Postdoctoral Researcher Marije Hristova / Co- devisers: Alex Paton, Andres Velasquez, Caterina Grosoli, Eyglo Belafonte, Josephine Tremelling, Louise Wilcox , Pepa Duarte, Ramon Ayres/ Production: Ephemeral Ensemble in collaboration with Professor Alison Ribeiro de Menezes / Production Assistance for Midlands: Carbon Theatre / Community Liaison for Midlands and Sheffield: Chris Paul Photographer: Mathew Hodgkin / Filmmaker: Alice Underwood