Thursday, August 22, 2013, 7:00pm
Maryhouse, 55 E Third St, New York City (Lower East Side)
F train to
2nd Ave. (closest); #6 at Bleecker St.; or B,
D, M at Broadway-Lafayette
for more information contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
or call 917-690-4391
Pedalling for Papua is coming to New York City! A 12,000
kilometer international bicycling and performance tour, Pedalling for Papua aims
to raise awareness of the 50 year old human rights and environmental abuse in
the underreported region of West Papua.
As home to the bird of paradise, the second largest jungle remaining in the
world, and our planetís most bio-diverse marine zone, this beautiful region has
been subject to what many observers have dubbed a slow-motion genocide. Tens of
thousands of indigenous West Papuans have died as a result of the military
presence and lack of development in their homeland.
This story needs to be told, and it will be. Over six months, Jeremy Bally will
tour a multimedia performance on his bicycle through seven countries.
The show takes recorded conversations with West Papuan
exiles, refugees and activists live on stage through an original animation. This
is projected beside Jeremy as he narrates with original spoken word poetry and
ukulele based hip-hop music.
Entry is by donation. See you there!
About the Performance
In January and February 2013, Jeremy Bally conducted a series
of interviews with members of the West Papuan diaspora. Among those he spoke
with were musicians, students, activists, and former political prisoners. All of
them identified as either refugees or exiles themselves, or having been born to
Those interviews were recorded with permission, and have been transformed into a
story of West Papua by West Papuans. Now set to original animation, their story
is narrated on stage through ukulele based hip hop and spoken word.
We believe that stories, when told well, have the power to change the world. Our
vision for this performance is that audiences are at once engaged, educated and
inspired to participate in building a peaceful future for West Papua.
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