Trafficked 2.0

dance & physical theatre · the catalyst · Ages 16+ · United States of America

world premiere
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Review by JULIA LISA

June 10, 2018 certified reviewer
tagged as: Brave · Bold · dance · Beautiful · heart-wrenching

What I liked

This multi-lingual piece seamless transitions of from Thai to Spanish to English, and then when words fail the dark painful moments are communicated through Dance and Movement. This creates a deeper understanding of what the victims of these atrocities go through with the filter of being safe in a theatre. Peerada Meemalayath is an ARTivist! This stunning piece of narrative and dance gives a voice to the voiceless and offers the audience resources to learn more and help these issues.

What I didn't like

I loved the opening for a talk back afterward, would have love for it to be the cast openly answering questions with the audience still sitting. I found it hard to go on stage and talk to everyone right after that incredible and emotional experience.

My overall impression

Beautifully conveyed this heart-wrenching incomprehensible reality in our country and world with a multi-lingual approach making it understandable and giving the piece a worldly scale. We are introduced to this slice of the world of Tracking from the prospective of a young Thai/Portorican girl on her 13th birthday when her freedom was taken away.

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