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Aviatrix: Passports denied

Aviatrix: A stunning new piece of theatre comes to the Amy Johnson Festival as passports denied

Aviatrix at Kardomah 94 from 3rd – 10th August at 8pm (no show on Friday 5th and Sunday 7th August). Tickets £10/£8 via Hull Box Office.

Aviatrix, a stunning new piece of multimedia theatre is a collaboration between award winning, Hull based Ensemble 52, and acclaimed theatre maker Olivia Furber (IVO).

The new work, commissioned by the Amy Johnson Festival features film footage and writing from Palestine based Quds Art Films, projection mapping from video artist Hannah Mason and an original score from Paris-based experimental musicians 9T Antiope.

The fiercely contemporary work looks at the Middle Eastern leg of Johnson’s flight from England to Australia through the prism of contemporary attitudes to freedom of movement.

The creation of the piece took on an ironic twist when the two musicians who hold Iranian Passports were denied visas to perform as part of the show.

Creator of the piece Furber said: “We’ve taken the great disappointment of the artists’ visa denial as motivation to speak louder and more inventively about the subject at the core of this piece, one’s right to move and travel freely. We’ve all admired one another’s work from a distance for a while now so it’s a joy to be able to create something as an ensemble, even if visas and borders prevent us from inhabiting the same stage.”

The cutting edge and powerful work has a limited run at Hull venue Kardomah 94 from 3rd to 10th August.
Artistic director and producer for Ensemble 52, Andrew Pearson said: “Aviatrix is one of the most exciting projects we have embarked on, it is being created by an amazing international team and is a clear statement of intent of how we see the company’s work developing through 2017 and beyond.”

The Amy Johnson Festival marks the 75th anniversary of the death of Hull’s internationally renowned aviation heroine and celebrate Amy’s life, achievements and legacy with an ambitious international programme of the arts and engineering sciences. The festival appeals to all interests and ages.

Dave Windass, programme lead for performing arts at the festival, said: “Aviatrix is a great addition to the festival line-up, which also includes everything from a kite festival weekend to classical concerts, short films, lectures, workshops and a host of special commissions that cross all art forms. I’m very excited that audiences will be able to experience a collaboration that unites some terrific artists and companies.”

Aviatrix takes place at Kardomah 94 3rd – 10th August. For more information about Amy Johnson Festival, times and venues visit www.amyjohsonfestival.co.uk

To book tickets visit www.HullBoxoffice.com

For more information about E52 visit www.e52.co.uk

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