Performer Alexia Monduit and musician/composer Thomas Rannou have created a radical reconstruction of New York writer Sapphire's classic work Push, presenting this powerful novel of urban poverty, struggle and redemption in an extraordinary sonic environment. Push's central character Precious Jones is a sexually abused, HIV-positive, obese, illiterate, pregnant teenage mother. Her struggle and improbable liberation through finding her own voice is portrayed by Monduit in halting phrases that churn and shift, combined with beats, samples and "found" sounds. The "amplified reading" is a song in the act of being written.
Note: This show is part of the Act French Festival
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