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The Art of Facing Fear

The Art of Facing Fear is a new digital play devised specifically for the Zoom app, presented by an international cast with artists from three different continents: Europe (Sweden, England, and Germany), Africa (Cape Verde, Nigeria, Senegal, South Africa and Zimbabwe) and South America (Brazil).
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31 Aug 2020, 19:00
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The Art of Facing Fear The Art of Facing Fear is a new digital play devised specifically for the Zoom app, presented by an international cast with artists from three different continents: Europe (Sweden, England, and Germany), Africa (Cape Verde, Nigeria, Senegal, South Africa and Zimbabwe) and South America (Brazil). The vast majority of the artists have never met physically with all rehearsals and performances taking place online in the new 'normal'. The text refers to a dystopian world after 5.555 days of quarentine due to a pandemic crisis. In this isolated world, many things are not available anymore for people. Despite the government absolute control on digital communication, they still have the chance to keep in contact to each other via internet. At the end of the performance, artists and audience may gather and chat as an international community. The co-producers of this production are: Cie Kaddu (Senegal), Crown Troupe of Africa (Nigeria), Darling Desperados (Sweden), Oddmanout Theatre Company (England), Os Satyros (Brazil),  Portuguese Cultural Center of Mindelo (Cape Verde), Village Gossip Productions (South Africa), Tell-a-Tale (Nigeria), The Kwasha! Theatre Company (South Africa) and The Market Theatre Laboratory (South Africa). Synopsis                                                                 In a dystopian future people are trying to reshape their own histories after the pandemic. During the 5.555 days of quarantine, isolated and afraid, they have created a new group on the Internet in which they connect with each other. This group of friends can't understand how it is still possible to have electric energy and web access, because all the TV channels and newspapers have vanished and the cities are abandoned. The main themes are depression, loneliness, hatred, the fear of infection, the angst of nearing death and the sadness concerning the intolerance and political extremism. The performance will available for watching until the end of August 2020. Date: Fridays and Saturdays 7 pm West Africa UTC/GMT +1 8 pm Central Africa UTC/GMT +2 9 pm East Africa UTC/GMT +3 6 pm Greenwich Mean Time UTC/GMT +0 7 pm  Western European Summer Time UTC/GMT +1 8 pm  Central European Summer Time UTC/GMT +2 9 pm  Eastern European Summer Time UTC/GMT +3 3 pm Brasília time UTC/GMT -3 Tickets: https://www.universe.com/users/darling-desperados-XLCBPZ Facebook: https://bit.ly/facebook-theartoffacingfear Program:  https://bit.ly/program-theartoffacingfear Cast: Abdoulaye Diallo (Senegal), Bola Stephen-Atitebi (Nigeria), Christina Berriman Dawson (England), Dintshitile Mashile (South Africa), Elijah Young (England), Frank Malaba (Zimbabwe), Isabel Alves Branco (Cape Verde), Janaina Alves (Brazil), João Branco (Cape Verde), Joël Leonard (South Africa), Katta Pålsson (Sweden), Lebohang Mpho Toko (South Africa), Mosie Mamaregane (South Africa), Napo Masheane (South Africa), Nina Ernst (Germany), Philisiwe Twijnstra (South Africa), Sboniso Thombeni (South Africa), Segun Adefila (Nigeria), Upile uThixo Bongco (South Africa), Ulrika Malmgren (Sweden) and Wonder Ndlovu (South Africa) Music Composer: Marcelo Nassi (Brazil) Visual designer: Adriana Vaz | Rogério Romualdo (Brazil) Sound Operator: Léo Pegozzi (Brazil) Photographer: Andre Stefano (Brazil) Designer: Henrique Mello (Brazil) Lighting: Rodolfo García Vázquez (Brazil) Playwright: Ivam Cabral and Rodolfo García Vázquez (Brazil) Director: Rodolfo García Vázquez (Brazil)

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