Dance Theatre Production “When We Were Birds” was presented by the Yagori Gypsy Dance company
June 2017, The Space, 269 Westferry Road, London E14 3RS
The project is based on one old Gypsy legend. The legend states that in times immemorial Gypsy people were not human, but a flock of birds and had an ability to fly. But one day they had to shed their wings and were forced to wander the Earth. Why? What happened to them exactly? What did they find and what did they lose during their endless meanderings? This unique production is based on a fascinating story and presented by colourful, fiery Gypsy dancing, lyrical Romany songs and some dramatic acting. It grants you a rare opportunity to get acquainted with one of the most mysterious legends of this mystical and largely misunderstood nation.
The project is kindly supported by the Arts Council of England.
The cast: Nir Kitaro, Penelope Dudley, Saeeda Kasym, Yury Khreptovich, Francesco Bucchi, Lamia Casey Scott-Songin, Mikiyo Joyce, Jamila Nigmatulina, Ilya Stellaroff
Adaptation by Saeeda Kasym
Written and directed by Dimitry Devdariani and Saeeda Kasym
Choreography by Saeeda Kasym