Thanks to the NZSL Fund and the University of Waikato, we are bringing Salonica to Christchurch in December.
‘Gorgeous, heartbreaking, absorbing…’
‘Physical theatre at its storytelling best…’
‘Beautiful Salonica by Equal Voices Arts – Refreshing to see different languages used to highlight links not differences…’
An original physical theatre production exploring a friendship across cultures against the back drop of World War 1.
Performed in New Zealand Sign Language, English and Serbian. Accessible for both Deaf and hearing audiences.
CHRISTCHURCH performances: 1st/2nd December 2017.
Christchurch information in NZSL here.
Where? The Piano Centre for Music and Arts, 156 Armagh Street , Christchurch.
Tickets? Buy here.
About Salonica (NZSL):
In 1916 a great multi-national mass of humanity descended on the ancient city of Salonica. Refugees and soldiers created a vast tented city. Hospital ships lay off in the harbour, as a wall of barbed wire was erected. In the lull in the fighting between Christmas 1916 and Easter 1917, two soldiers strike up an unlikely friendship: a Serbian soldier fresh from mountain combat and a Kiwi sapper, survivor of Gallipoli, who has concealed his Deafness to join up, meet. With no shared language they develop a way of communicating through their everyday joys, sorrows and letters home.