Friday 19th & Saturday 20th November 2010
at The Brady Centre, Hanbuy Street, E1 5HU
tickets £5 (£3 conc.)
Rokeya Sakhawat Hossain was a revolutionary figure in Indian and Bengali history; an ecologist, a human rights activist and a campaigner for education across India and Bangladesh, she fought peacefully throughout her life to give Muslim women a voice almost 100 years ago. Following the success of the production of Rokeya’s Dream in 2009 and The Rokeya Project’s successful working trip to India in March 2010, the company are pleased to present Sounds of Silence, based on one of Rokeya’s final works, Behind Seclusion. In Behind Seclusion Rokeya explores different stories of women suffering under extreme persecution under the guise of Purdah, which has inspired The Rokeya Project to develop a brand-new fusion dance theatre, including the use of puppetry, contemporary movement and range of exciting dance styles to explore these persecutions in relation to our contemporary society. Using original music and dancers of different disciplines, Sounds of Silence explores our united duty to stand up to oppression wherever we may find it.
Directed and choreography by Showmi Das
Directed and designed by Claudia Jazz Haley
Written by Rae Leaver, Based on the writings of Rokeya Sakhawat Hossain