ART AND HEALING - Performance by London Playback Theatre


A multi-arts fundraising event in support of the children of Fukushima, Japan.

Sunday, 28 October 2012

at The New Diorama Theatre

15 – 16 Triton Street

Regents Place

London NW1 3BF

With visual artist Oi Nuen Sprunt, dancer/performer Rebecca Woodford-Smith, musician Charles Matthews & London Playback Theatre Company. In this cross-disciplinary collaboration, the artists respond to ‘damage and healing’, as expressed through the ShoutCry Room installation by Oi Nuen Sprunt. The event will commence with a viewing of the ShoutCry Room installation and a solo dance performance by Rebecca Woodford-Smith, accompanied by or iginal electroacoustic gamelan music from Charles Matthews. After an interval where tea and cakes will be served, London Playback Theatre will perform, with the artwork and its theme as inspiration for an improvisational performance of storytelling theatre. Wine and nibbles will conclude the evening.

The funding raised by this event went towards travel costs for Playback AZ to take their work to the children of Fukushima. Each journey costs about ¥80,000.

About the project in Japan:

Established in 1994 to perform and promote Playback Theatre in Japan, Playback AZ has accumulated experience and developed a high reputation for excellent work over the years, performing regularly in a variety of contexts. With performances across Japan in theatres, community & educational settings, Playback AZ has touched on a variety of social & health care issues, including parenting support, gender equality and diversity. More recently their work has focussed on the Great East Japan Earthquake disaster relief.