TICKETS FOR SILENT SISTERS HAVE NOW GONE AT THE ATTENBOROUGH CENTRE. THERE IS ANOTHER PERFORMANCE AT CRAWLEY HAWTH ON MONDAY OCTOBER 3RD AT 7.30. IT IS ABOUT 30 MINUTES TRAVEL FROM BRIGHTON CENTRE TO THREE BRIDGES STATION FOLLOWED BY A 15 MINUTE WALK
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What would you do if your life-long home turns into a living hell?
Noor and Amrit find themselves thrown together while madness is let loose on earth around the time when the two countries, India and Pakistan, are born out of a bloody partition in 1947. One woman is Muslim, the other Sikh-Hindu. They are forced to make terrible decisions, and face the silences that they would rather suppress. Their only salvation seems to lie in the jaws of death. But even this seems to escape them.
Silent Sisters is part of research and development for the 70 year commemoration in 2017 of India and Pakistan’s independence and partition. Over 10 million people crossed the border to what they hoped was safety with their own religious communities. Thousands were abused, abducted, forcibly converted and killed. Based on interviews and workshops, Silent Sisters is a fictional story in tribute to those who were affected by parttion, and to those who struggle with violence and displacement across the world today.
With poetry, song, music and movement, the performance is suitable for ages 8+, and the duration is approx. 60 minutes. There will be an audience discussion after the performance.
Produced by Sohaya Visions and Mukul & Ghetto Tigers
Funded by the Arts Council and the Sussex Asia Centre.
Special thanks to Rich Mix, Kobi Nazrul Centre and the Brady Arts Centre.