Theatre Royal Nelson


7:30PM Wednesday, 16 October, 2013 NZST


This hauntingly beautiful dance work explores the intimate human stories left in the wake of an unimaginable tragedy.
On a quiet spring afternoon in 2008, an earthquake measuring eight on the Richter scale, devastated the Sichuan province of China, killing over 69,000 people. It was natural disaster on a scale that defied imagination - but for millions of Chinese survivors, there was nothing for it but to pick up the pieces and carry on.
Fault Lines represents a unique collaboration between China's renowned Leshan Song & Dance Troupe, who hail from Sichuan province, and Christchurch-born choreographer Sara Brodie. Together they have crafted an intimate, personal response to an overwhelming catastrophe - a much-needed antidote to the media's simplistic depictions of carnage and heroism.
A dance of rare technical prowess, Fault Lines is a sincere elegy to those lost, and a stirring tribute to the resilience of the human spirit.
DURATION 70mins no interval

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