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Project New Earth

October 13, 2016 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Project New Earth
Chinese Arts Space presents
Thu 13 Oct

100 years ago, 140,000 Chinese men were recruited by the British and French armies to work behind the Western Front during the First World War. They were the Chinese Labour Corps (CLC) who made a vital contribution but have since become ‘the forgotten of the forgotten’ in WW1 history.

As part of the commemorations for WW1, Project New Earth celebrates the CLC’s memory within the context of British Chinese communities living in the UK today. Commissioned artists have created four short works: two films, one dance work and one piece of music drama for Folkestone, Plymouth and Liverpool, where the CLC are buried in local cemeteries.

SONG UNSUNG features CLC stories and songs. MISSING PARTS charts their physical and psychological journeys through contemporary dance. LUNAR CORPS excavates labyrinthine warrens of lost memories and bodies, bringing them into the light. HEROS WITHIN peels back the layers of an historic WW1 painting to reveal the CLC underneath.

The performance will be followed by a post-show talk between David Tse from Chinese Arts Space and a local historian.

60 mins

12+

casuk.org

Details

Date:
October 13, 2016
Time:
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Venue

Sunflower House
45 Foord Road
Folkestone, CT19 5AE United Kingdom

Organiser

Simon Richmond
Phone:
07906078020
Email:
simonrichmond2@mac.com
Website:
www.simonrichmond.com