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Witnessed in Translation

Join us in-person or online for a screening of Witnessed in Translation, a live stream performance devised by five international dance artists.


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Witnessed in Translation is a project designed by Mary Pearson with collaborators Carolina van Eps, Michael Kaddu, pavleheidler and Elvan Tekkin. Together they have been developing techniques which evolved during lockdown to transmit physical, sensory and relational experiences through screens.

Watch online or attend an intimate in-person screening, in which the artists' live streams will be intertwined and live-mixed by George Maund. Weaving their dance improvisations with stories reflecting multiple experiences of cultural displacement, the artists ask us to consider which part of our identities we want to share and how does our own self-perception change with regard to who is seeing us?

A post-performance discussion, facilitated by Aleasha Chaunte and Ava Riby-Willliams, will offer an opportunity to consider livestream as an emergent artform.

Performances will take place across four dates. Book your ticket via Eventbrite to attend in-person or register your interest to receive a link to view online.

Performance Listings

Tue 22 Nov, 19:00

Online - Book here

In-person screening at FACT Liverpool - Book here

Thu 1 Dec, 19:00

Online - Book here

In-person screening at Kitty’s Launderette - Book here

Sat 10 Dec, 16:00

Online - Book here

Please note that this date does not include a post-performance discussion for online audiences.

Tue 13 Dec, 19:00

Online - Book here

In-person screening at FACT Liverpool - Book here

Dancers: Carolina Van Eps (Ghent/Columbia), pavleheidler (Stockholm/Croatia), Michael Kaddu (Berlin/Uganda), Mary Pearson (Liverpool/US), and Elvan Tekkin (Berlin/Turkey). Technologist: George Maund.

Funded by Arts Council England. This project is further supported by FACT, Kitty’s Launderette, Together (formerly Merseyside Dance Initiative), and Independent Dance.

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