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Irish writer Jonathan Swift’s savage political satire is seen through the eyes of visionary theatre maker Silviu Purcărete with an original score by Irish composer Shaun Davey. Driven by Davey's musical journey, Purcărete's production gathers cultural and social aspects of contemporary society and explores themes of voyage, dream, exile, immigration, emigration, solitude and togetherness. Supported by The Ministry of Culture and National Heritage of Romania, The Romanian Cultural Institute and Culture Ireland.
Gulliver's Travels is part of the London 2012 Festival, a UK wide festival from 21 June – 9 September 2012 featuring leading artists from around the world.
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Gulliver's Travels19 Aug 2012
Savage and funny adaptation of Swift’s satire
The Victorians considered Gulliver's Travels a kid's book, chortling at the notion of a big man in a tiny world and quietly omitting Gulliver's horrified realisation that the bestial Yahoos are in fact human. That uncomfortable final part of the book is…
Edinburgh International Festival 2012 highlights11 Jul 2012
Highlights from the 2012 International Festival programme
Batsheva Dance Company. They last stirred the festival in 2008 with the blazing Deca Dance, which featured the relatively rare sight of some members of an EIF audience on stage with the performers. Under the guidance of innovative choreographer Ohad…
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