Bleak human tragedies are brought to light in an uncompromising production by Belarus Free Theatre
Opened 12 Jun 2014
WHAT IS IT ABOUT?
Chernobyl. Deepwater Horizon. Fukushima. Agent Orange. A lethal cocktail of humanity and nature creates some of the worst disasters in history.
The award-winning Belarus Free Theatre return to the Young Vic to explore the profound impact of environmental change through the lens of local myths and legends. Incorporating true stories and native folklore from Belarus, Brazil, Nigeria and India, Red Forest weaves together a tapestry of stories to create a new legend of man and nature. Featuring live music and choreography, BFT challenges us to face the epic cycle of human and environmental destructiveness. A Belarus Free Theatre and Young Vic co-production commissioned by LIFT as part of the Imagine 2020 network, supported by the EU Cultural Programme