Beginning with the ancient ritual of the Passover feast, Seder is a multidisciplinary work exploring the themes of ritual, retelling and survival.
Based on Adam Kammerling’s poetry collection of the same name, which focuses on kinder transport evacuee Walter Kammerling and his family, the performance encompasses the lives of the company.
It pulls in stories of Malay and Chinese mixed heritages, persecution of LGBTQ+ bodies, familial trauma and addiction.
Equal parts joyful and harrowing, Seder looks at the rituals we have for retelling our histories and examines the importance of developing our own.
Through a mixture of jazz drumming, otherworldly sound, contemporary dance, breaking, krump and poetry, the cohort create an immersive performance world.
It features the music of Bellatrix and Antosh Wojcik, and the movement of Emma Houston, Saskia Horton, Ffion Campbell-Davies and Si Rawlinson.
Seder is a development of the spoken-word theatre form, exploring how text can exist like any other player on the stage.
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