SmallWaR

Barbican

SmallWaR

13 Sep 2016 - 17 Sep 2016

£18.00 - £18.00

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Valentijn Dhaenens conveys the traumatic fate of front-line victims and those they leave behind.

In the flesh, he plays a hardened First World War nurse keeping dutiful watch over a critically injured soldier. Through life-sized video projections, he rises as incarnations of the wounded and dying too, his flowing monologue capturing the emotional and physical fallouts of large-scale conflict.

Inspired by real-life testimonies and accounts from the Crimea to Afghanistan, the play features seamless digital imagery and an unnerving solo performance.

Companion piece to BigMouth, which provides a platform for statesmen and commanders. SmallWaR shifts the focus to the myriad men and women who have heeded the call to battle.

 

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