A contemporary tale in search of identity by The Karavan Ensemble and LUME Teatro, Brazil

Friday 11 & Saturday 12 May

A new multi-layered, visual & physical two-woman show, created and performed by Yael Karavan and Naomi Silman. A co-production between award-winning companies, LUME Teatro, Brazil and The Karavan Ensemble, UK


What defines our identity? How do we belong? Where we really come from?

Pupik - (“navel” in Hebrew) - is the story of an encounter between two women, descendants of generations of immigrants who have always been foreigners in another land. Together they tackle vital contemporary questions such as identity, roots, displacement, borders, and the concept of a Home. They travel through time and space, unveiling the layers of their personal stories and ancestral backgrounds, tracing a line from the personal to the universal. In the current global scenario of violence, social injustice and discrimination, Pupik looks to unearth what connects us despite our differences.

With a consolidated career of more than 20 years in physical and visual theatre, dance and clowning, the performers fuse their artistic skills into a simple and poetic language, creating a playful and intimate dialogue with the audience.

Pupik premiered in Brazil in 2015 and went on to tour throughout the country and to Portugal in 2016-2017. In 2018 the show will be coming to the UK in a new English adaptation. 

The adaptation was supported by Arts Council England.

This event is part of 'I'll Say It Again! A season of work by women artists'. This is a month-long festival of events including theatre, music, poetry and dance, celebrating the centenary of women's suffrage in the UK.


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