«a heresy to burn a book, but acceptable to burn a woman…»
Experience bold dance theatre that breaks new ground. Blending elements of the South Asian dance style Kathak with physical theatre and mime, A Thousand Faces subverts the imagery of Bollywood beauty and Hollywood glamour to discuss violence against women worldwide, in particular, acid attacks.
“a powerful, hard-hitting emotional production that had integrity, honesty and reality at its core.” — BBC
«Extraordinary theatre piece. A gripping, honest story unveiling the deep, inner turmoil of acid-attack victims» — Audience member
'A Thousand Faces' is presented in association with Acid Survivors Trust International (ASTI)
. Although equally unacceptable when acid violence occurs against men, attacks across the world affect women disproportionately, with cases reported in the UK and across South-East Asia, Sub-Saharan Africa, the West Indies and the Middle East.
Presented in Leeds in association with South Asian Arts-uk
and Kala Sangam