Autoreverse - Battersea Arts Centre


London theatre news: Tuesday 10 December 2019


Off-West End - Shows

A new collaboration between the director of Misty and Argentinian performer Florencia Cordeu, Autoreverse is the first show of Going Global, Tarek Iskander's first season as Artistic Director of Battersea Arts Centre.
Autoreverse at Battersea Arts Centre

Image: Battersea Arts Centre


The true story of one family's determination to find a place to call home, Autoreverse will play from 3 to 22 February 2020, and is the first show of Going Global, Tarek Iskander's first season as Artistic Director of Battersea Arts Centre.


Spanning four decades, Florencia Cordeu and director Omar Elerian (Misty, Going Through, NASSIM, One Cold Dark Night, Islands) create a moving and uplifting audio-visual experience that asks what it means to remember: as an individual, as a family, and as a country.


Florencia Cordeu said ...


"Omar and I were inspired to create this project several years ago.


Given everything that is currently happening in Latin America, where so many issues that seemed forgotten are being voiced again, it feels right and relevant that it should materialise now.


This story belongs not only to my family, but other families who were affected by the military dictatorships that swept Latin America in the 1970s; and in other parts of the world where families have been and still are separated from one another, due to political conflict.


It is also a personal journey into my childhood through the cassettes and the memories they hold; to rediscover my own voice and make it heard, in the present day."


BAC's Going Global season brings together the best of international performance and UK artists telling global stories.


At a time of national introspection, Battersea Arts Centre is reaching outwards, creating connections between the UK and the world.


Relaxed performances


Battersea Arts Centre continues working with Touretteshero towards becoming a Relaxed Venue - a new initiative that builds on the principles of relaxed performances.


All performances of Autoreverse are relaxed, which at BAC means there is a relaxed attitude to noise and movement in the auditorium, a designated 'chill-out space' is provided for guests who may need time away from the performance, and ear defenders are available for those with sensory sensitivities.


There will also be a BSL Performance on 13 February 2020, interpreted by Sue MacLaine.


Show listing information


Synopsis


From the director of Misty, Autoreverse is the true story of one family's determination to find a place to call home.


Florencia has an old box full of cassette tapes from her family home in Chile.


As she starts listening to them in her room in London, she travels back in time and space, to when her family fled Argentina's dictatorship and started recording audio letters to stay in touch with their loved ones.


Spanning four decades, Florencia Cordeu and director Omar Elerian (Misty, Going Through, NASSIM, One Cold Dark Night, Islands) create a moving and uplifting audio-visual experience that asks what it means to remember: as an individual, as a family, and as a country.


Cast


Florencia Cordeu

Creatives


Author: Florencia Cordeu
Director: Omar Elerian

Venue


Battersea Arts Centre
Lavender Hill
Battersea
London
SW11 5TN


Dates


From: Monday 3 February 2020

Closed: Saturday 22 February 2020

Tickets


Standard: £10 - £17.50


Links


Show website
ActDrop full listing for Autoreverse

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