We are delighted to let you know that Cirkus Xanti (Norway) and Ali Williams Productions will once again present their poignant and heart-warming performance about rescued child slaves from Indian traditional circus. Through the show, two performers from Nepal, Renu and Aman, both child trafficking survivors, ask questions about life, love, poverty and greed. Using the spoken word, movement, circus and ceremony, they tell the story of how, against all odds, they survived child slavery to create their own destiny. To get a glimpse of their breath-taking skills, click on the image on the left for a preview.
Aman and Renu are just two of the 700 Nepalese children who were liberated from circus slavery during the period 2004-2011 when ChoraChori co-Founder Philip Holmes was based in Nepal and headed up the anti trafficking programme. This show highlights a tragedy that still befalls hundreds of Nepalese children every year, albeit into different situations.
Here are the venues and dates for your diary:
4 April: Enableus Fest Sheffield University, Octagon Centre, Clarkson Street, Sheffield, S10 2TQ
16 April: Ffwrnes Park Street, Llanelli, SA15 3YE
17 – 18 April: Circomedia Portland Square, St Paul’s, Bristol,BS2 8SJ
2 – 3 May: Riverfront Theatre King’s Way, Newport, NP60 1HG
9 May: Lincoln Drill Hall Free School Lane, Lincoln, LN2 1EY
12 May: Aberystwyth Arts Centre Penglais Campus, University of Aberystwyth SY23 3DE
17 May: Stratford Circus Stratford Circus Arts Centre, Theatre Square, Stratford, London, E15 1BX
22 – 25 May: Brighton Fringe Brighton Open Air Theatre, Park Dyke Road, Hove,BN3 6EH
29 May: Warwick Arts Centre University of Warwick, Coventry,CV4 7AL
31 May: The Civic in Barnsley Hanson Street, Barnsley, S70 2HZ
6 June: Salisbury Festival Salisbury Playhouse
7 – 8 June: Theatre Brycheniog Canal Wharf, Brecon, LD3 7EW
14 June: Galeri Doc Victoria, Caernarfon, Gwynedd, LL55 1SQ
21 – 23 June: Theatr Mwldan Bath House Road, Cardigan SA43 1JY
26 – 30 June: Glastonbury Festival Worthy Farm, Worthy Lane, Pilton, Shepton Mallet, Somerset, BA4 4BY
The 17th May performance will be a special ticket-only event for ChoraChori supporters and friends. Please let us know if you would like to attend. If you can’t make any of these venues or dates please make a donation using the button below. Thanks!