Red Forest

One performer is standing in front of another performer. The one in front is wearing a black dress and a necklace. The one in the back is wearing a yellow long jacket with their arms spread out. They are holding a bundle of feather in the left hand and something round on the right.

12th June 2014

Red Forest is a modern epic that explores the impact of war and environmental crisis on some of the most vulnerable people in the world.

In 1986, radiation from the nuclear reactor explosion in Chernobyl spread across Belarus, Ukraine, Scandinavia and Western Europe, and the forests downwind turned a brilliant red. Thirty years later it was still one of the most contaminated areas on the planet.

Interweaving live music and choreography with true stories and native folklore from Belarus, Brazil, Nigeria and India, Red Forest is a contemporary folk tale for our globalised world.

This is what gives Red Forest a particular poignancy – it’s not just that it has the ability to look at other governments and suffering brought about by those regimes – but the fact that by doing so, they are able to undermine their own dictatorship even more through a global lens”

Theatre Bubble, June 2014