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From the jungle

Posted on April 30, 2012

From the Jungle, a full-length theatre performance of a dance poem, where the rhythms of movement echo the rhythms of words, opens for a five-night run at the Victorian Vaults in Shoreditch, London, from May 22.

The cabaret-esque show is based on the stories of migration, identities, home and belonging of women with South East Asian origins, and has been developed from the performance practices of Iban women.

Five women will be performing this new text of stories, integrated with image projection and installation over the five-night run,

To accompany the show, there is also an exhibition of photos taken by Katherine Leedale, which will be on display in Dalston gallery Maybe a Vole from May 1.

www.fromthejungle.co.uk

Nicola Rayner was editor of Dance Today from 2010 to 2015. She has written for a number of publications including The Guardian, The Independent and Time Out Buenos Aires, where she cut her teeth as a dance journalist working on the tango section. Now acting editor of Discover Britain magazine, she continues to dance everything from ballroom to breakdance, with varying degrees of success.

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