The Bernard Kouchner Project: Compassion Without Borders – Island of Light
Compassion needs no passport.
MOVING POETS Theater of Dance continues to promote social justice through art in the world premiere of ISLAND OF LIGHT, a production inspired by the life and work of Bernard Kouchner, founder and organizer of the Nobel Prize winning humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders – “Medicins sans Frontieres” and inventor of the concept of “humanitarian intervention”. Through contemporary dance, theater, video and an original musical score, the performance tells engaging stories about refugees and displacement and the challenges doctors must face to provide care. Several of the stories are based on real life experiences told by refugees from around the world who have resettled in the Charlotte region. The title of the production is based on the name of a 1979 cargo ship, Isle de Lumiere (Island of Light) which took a group of doctors to the South China Sea to rescue Vietnamese boat people trying to make it to Hong Kong. The man who chartered that ship was Dr. Bernard Kouchner. Join us as we honor one of the most recognized human rights activists alive.
WHO: Moving Poets Theater of Dance is a professional, multi disciplinary dance-theater company. Through a unique way of theatrical story- telling that employs original contemporary dance, theater, music, and multimedia, we explore – from fresh perspectives – the universal questions and themes found in world literature, the arts and humanities.
We strive to educate, excite, provoke, and delight, with work that engages the soul, mind and spirit.
What: ISLAND OF LIGHT – Compassion needs no passport
When: February 26-29, 2004. Performance times are Thursday through Sat 8pm; Sunday 7pm.
Where: Fine Arts Center – Providence Day School – 5800 Sardis Rd. 28270 – Charlotte
How: For tickets call: (704) 527-6683 or online at www.movingpoets.org. Advance tickets for Thursday and Sunday are $15 and Friday and Saturday are $17.50 or $20 for same day purchases. Student, senior and group (for parties of ten or more) discounts are available for advance ticket purchases only.
For more information about the MOVING POETS visit: http://www.movingpoets.org/
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