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Sun 13 March at 8pm

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Presented by Karavan Ensemble


Where do you come from? Where’s your home? What’s in your home? What’s in your fridge? Award winning performer Yael Karavan Reimagines our perceptions of origins in a globalized, multicultural world.

‘I have recently done a DNA test in search of my ancestral origins; the results divided me into quantitative percentages of nearly 24 different geographical locations/ countries. This led me to question, where do we really come from?’

Putting a special focus on the heritage we each carry within us from nearly 3million years of being nomads, D-code is searching to decipher the multiple identities that inhabit us and to decode the inner maps within our bodies.

Searching for a deeper understanding of DNA and of our genetic origins, D-Code relates to some of the major themes of my life and our time; immigration, identity, the notion of home, migration, belonging and multiculturalism and questions how these can affect us biologically, socially and physically. Tracing a line between the intimate and personal into the common and universal, the show deciphers the different layers we carry within us as it transforms the body into a map.

The work is Based on a true life story told through physical and visual theatre, video mapping, multiple verbal languages and a live sound scape.

D-Code is supported by Arts Council England and cultural association Delloscompiglio, Italy and is created in collaboration with sound artist Carl Beukman.

Part of Sprint Festival 2016: London’s biggest and best festival of the newest, most adventurous theatre from across the UK and beyond.

Catch D-Code in a double bill with MUVVAHOOD on the same evening. Two shows for just £16!

About the Company

Award winning performer and director born in Israel and grew up in Florence, Paris and London. Karavan has created and performed seven solo shows, touring world-wide, and was awarded the Teatroneto prize with ‘The Way Home’. She’s been, amongst others, member of Derevo, multiple award winning Russian physical theatre company, as well as numerous Japanese Butoh troupes. Since 2009 she has been the artistic director of award winning site-specific company, The Karavan Ensemble.


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