Thursday 10 November 7:30pm
Altered Skin presents
Being a father in the 21st century is complicated. Being the father of a young child of mixed South Indian, Turkish & Austrian heritage, even more so. Bringing together physical theatre rooted in the Indian performing artform Bharatanatyam and multilingual spoken text and sign languages, Fatherhood explores the cultural & gender expectations on fathers and what it means to be responsible for a child navigating an increasingly complex world.
Drawing from personal experience with contributions from participants from differing cultural backgrounds, the piece also explores how the migrant experience has influenced fathers and fathering across different generations.
The piece features three characters, each reflecting different experiences of fatherhood in their own individual performance language to create three interconnected narratives leading to a highly dynamic and original work.
All performances include integral captions.
Fatherhood is supported by Arts Council England, In Good Company, The Sir Barry Jackson Trust and FABRIC.
Age guidance 12+. Occasional strong language
Tickets: £10 / £8 concessions
Free for EHU Students
Free for schools and colleges