Global Arts Corps is honored to announce that we have been invited to present the World Premiere of See You Yesterday at the Ubumuntu Arts Festival in Kigali on July 17th, 2016.
The Festival will bring together companies from 18 different countries around the world–including Syria, Kosovo, Sudan, Iraq, and the North of Ireland (among others)–for 4 days of performances and dialogue on the grounds of the Kigali Genocide Memorial, all dedicated to fostering reconciliation. This year, the participating companies will also include 2 of our cast members from previous productions: Global Arts Corps Associate Artists Thembi Mtshali-Jones (from South Africa) and Vincent Higgins (from the North of Ireland).
Immediately after the festival premiere, the cast of See You Yesterday will travel to the Kigeme refugee camp in Rwanda, where they will play for audiences of over 8,000 Congolese refugees at each performance who have sought shelter from the long and devastating war in their home country. Between the Congolese threatened by decades of violence and its repercussions across generations; Rwandans remembering the 21st anniversary of their own genocide; and these young Cambodian performers who have used their physical skills to build a production from memories handed down to them by their parents and grandparents of a genocidal regime–we have an opportunity on this tour to achieve an amazing milestone in cross-border communication and to share the incredible joy that these Cambodian artists bring in this new work.
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Please stay tuned in the coming weeks for more information as we prepare for the World Premiere and Rwandan tour of See You Yesterday.
Global Arts Corps would like to thank the
who have generously supported See You Yesterday throughout the production’s development and whose long-standing committment to this project have made this Rwandan tour possible.