Promo. No Woman’s Land. Zoo Indigo. Nottingham Lakeside. Fri 2nd March.

Zoo Indigo presents
No Woman’s Land
A darkly humorous Kabarett
Friday 2 March 2018, 7.30pm
At Nottingham Lakeside Arts
Djanogly Theatre
University Park
Tickets: £15/£13/£11 (16+ contains partial nudity and adult content). Running time 75 minutes (no interval),
Bookings at 0115 846 7777 and
Zoo Indigo, a Nottingham based Anglo-German performance company founded by Rosie Garton and Ildiko Rippel presents No Woman’s Land.
This highly visual and energetic performance charts a heartbreaking journey made by Ildiko’s grandmother, and all that she bravely endured, during World War II. Drawing on the gallows humour of 1920’s Weimar Germany Kabarett, No Woman’s Land is a witty, moving and politically-charged exploration of flight and migration.
In 1945, as WWII came to an end, Lucia Rippel was expelled from her place of birth, Brzeznica, Silesia. After being raped by a group of soldiers, she walked 220 miles to Pulspforde in Germany with two small children and all her belongings dragged behind her in a cart. In 2015, Ildikó and Rosie retraced her footsteps, crossing borders, climbing fences, bleeding, crying, and blistering, and carrying their flat-pack children. No Woman’s Land entwines the historical story of Lucia and many other walking women at the end of WWII with Rosie and Ildiko’s experiences of their 220 mile walk, and ultimately referencing current plights of many refugees.
Created in collaboration with Digital Artist Barret Hodgson and Musician Matt Marks, No Woman’s Land takes its audience on a rhythmical trek through digitally-projected past and present landscapes of the post apocalypse. Performed on treadmills the two performers step into the underworld of Weimar Germany Kabarett. The duo are dressed as men to entertain, but also to avoid rape, keep their jobs and keep their children alive. A live musical soundtrack draws on the collected sounds from the journey and sets the scene of the politically-charged Kabarett acts from darkened Berlin Bars.
Willkommen Damen and Gentlemen!
Roll up, stroll in and join us on a spectacular stagger through the post-apocalypse of 1945. Before your very eyes the bearded ladies run on treadmills conjuring up past and present digital landscapes. They masquerade as men for your entertainment and their own protection. 
Expect dancing, singing, walking, projected animation, beards, a few shocks and a few laughs.
‘One of my all time favourite shows at Attenborough Arts Centre – funny, moving and sadly never more topical’
Michaela Butter, Director of Attenbourgh Arts Centre.
‘A richly layered alchemical journey of gender bending, cardboard kiddies, dancing on treadmills, cabaret and celluloid nostalgia—this timely re-tracing of the poignant yet harrowing trudge’
Audience member
‘An impressively moving exploration of motherhood’
Professor Daniel Meyer-Dinkgrafe, Writer/Academic
‘Intelligent, witty, and emotionally demanding, offering a high octane march across history in a bid to connect the past with the present, which is all our journey’.
Dr Roger Clegg, Writer/Academic
Further information about Zoo Indigo and our previous work can be found here:
Funded by The Arts Council England.
Zoo Indigo are previous Associate Artists of In Good Company, a professional artist development scheme led by Derby Theatre, Create Theatre, Mansfield and Attenborough Arts Centre, Leicester.  All three partner venues supported the making of No Woman’s Land. The company are currently working with Strategic Producer Claire Summerfield.
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