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Untouchable Voices (Eye To Eye Productions)

By | Published on Wednesday 31 August 2011

Anna Procter and Tabea Mangelsdorf use song, movement and storytelling to tell the story of the Dalit caste in India. With monologues based on real people and haunting duets that add a rich emotional texture to their words, they unveil a series of characters who, between them, explain what it is like to be ‘untouchable’, to be considered less than human. This piece is a powerful defence of fundamental human rights but never quite manages to fully demonstrate the harrowing day-to-day existence that these people must feel. Rich and moving as it is, the piece does end up feeling faintly superficial, as though the performers themselves did not quite know how best to express the inhumanity of their subject matter.

Leith On The Fringe at Out Of The Blue Drill Hall, 20 – 21 Aug, 3.00pm (4.15pm), £10.00 – £15.00, fpp308.
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