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Fault Lines

Wed 16 Oct

This hauntingly beautiful dance work explores the intimate human stories left in the wake of an unimaginable tragedy.

On a quiet spring afternoon in 2008, an earthquake measuring eight on the Richter scale, devastated the Sichuan province of China, killing over 69,000 people. It was natural disaster on a scale that defied imagination – but for millions of Chinese survivors, there was nothing for it but to pick up the pieces and carry on.

Show Times

  • Wednesday 16 Oct, 7.30pm
  • Ticket Prices

    Full Price
    ( A Reserve )
    Full Price
    ( B Reserve )
    Under 18
    ( A Reserve )
    Under 18
    ( B Reserve )
    ( Dinner at Fords and Show )


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    Fault Lines represents a unique collaboration between China’s renowned Leshan Song & Dance Troupe, who hail from Sichuan province, and Christchurch-born choreographer Sara Brodie. Together they have crafted an intimate, personal response to an overwhelming catastrophe – a much-needed antidote to the media’s simplistic depictions of carnage and heroism.

    A dance of rare technical prowess, Fault Lines is a sincere elegy to those lost, and a stirring tribute to the resilience of the human spirit.

    Brought to you by:

    Nelson Arts Festival


    • Sara Brodie

    Dance Troupe

    • Leshan Song & Dance Troupe

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    Venue: The Theatre Royal

    78 Rutherford St

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