LEAP OF FAITH -for I survived
Première 4 February 2017
Everything happened suddenly
– It’s not safe here, mum said
I was little and was sent away
I just tagged along, didn’t dare to ask
I didn’t know Europe existed
I was in my own world and it was dark
– See that light? Paddle towards it!
I wouldn’t have done it for a hundred million
But I wasn’t allowed to choose
And I didn’t die
“Every child has a right to life, survival and development.”
(United Nations’ Convention on the Rights of the Child)
We meet on the news, on the bus, in school. And the lone refugee children have a story to tell: about a childhood cut short, about war and running to escape. About their leap of faith into the unknown. Now their stories are part of our shared history.
We at the Pantomime Theatre have listened to some of these stories. Stories about the joy of receiving a new pair of sneakers, about the longing for a family left behind, stories about friends, and about bottomless fear and loneliness. But also about a miraculous hope that refuses to die.
The Pantomime Theatre retells these refugee children’s stories in a wordless, highly visual and action-packed performance. Three artists/actors, each with their individual performance style including mime and acrobatics, take us on an unforgettable journey accompanied by lots of music and framed by an ingenious stage set.
Suitable for children 10 years old and above