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EIF: We Are Monchichi

Fri 19 Aug to Sun 21 Aug 2022

6pm | Matinees 2pm

Running time (approx.): 55 minutes

The Studio

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Edinburgh International Festival

We Are Monchichi

This dance show for young audiences explores how we connect across cultures and languages.

How do we come together when everything is pushing us apart? What language do we choose? How do we face the mountain of cultural stereotypes?

Shihya Peng was born in Taiwan, but she lives in Paris. Marco di Nardo was born in Naples, but he lives in Berlin.

In We Are Monchichi, Peng and di Nardo play a game of cat and mouse. They carry each other, fly, fall, exasperate each other, then get up and walk together. With each move, jump or chase, the two dancers search for a childhood memory, a country to live in together, or to live in with others.

With humour, We Are Monchichi speaks to the young and to the less young, exploring our inner multiple identities and the way they are jostled by others.

The Refuge series is supported by British CouncilEdinburgh Futures Institute at the University of Edinburgh and Claire and Mark Urquhart
Made possible through the PLACE programme

We Are Monchichi Trailer

Refuge Series

Wang Ramirez

From priority booking, under-18s are entitled to a 50% discount and disabled people are entitled to a 30% concession discount.

From 8 April 2022, there is a 30% discount for recipients of pension credit, universal credit, employment and support allowance or jobseeker's allowance, art workers, full-time students and 18-25 year-olds . Subject to availability and may exclude top-price tickets. Proof of eligibility may be requested at venues.

Ticket prices may vary from previously published prices.


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