Women of Freedom Square is an exciting new theatre piece that has evolved from our previous work in 'Dance Away The Spiders' featuring a fresh group of artists from refugee communities across Greater Manchester (including Wigan, Ashton, Bury and Salford).
This play is about the Iranian women’s fight for their rights and their defiant against compulsory Hijab. It was inspired by the Blue Girl: a woman who set herself alight in Tehran after her trial, for attempting to enter a football stadium disguised as a man.
The name has been suggested by the women themselves who like to explore the ongoing movement of Iranian women for freedom of speech and freedom of clothing.
This project is funded by the Arts Council England and we are collaborating with ArtReach, Commonword and HOME, Manchester.
The full performance under the old title Dance Away the Spiders in Cathedral Gardens Saturday 12 October, 4.00 PM (FREE)
Writers & Performers: Afsaneh, Sepideh, Geli Berg, Ladan, Amir
Facilitators:Dipali Das, Emmanuel Bajiiji, Fereshteh Mozaffari
Costume Designer: Ibukun Jesusanmi, Adenike Jesusanmi
Daf Player: Mina Koorani
Sound Engineer:Maya De Mello
Choreographer: Aida Foroutan
Dramaturg & Editing Support: Geli Berg
Production Support :Nuria Lopez de la Oliva
Digital Artist: Sophia Gardiner
Producers: Sheba Arts, journeys Festival International
Photo Credits: Ibukun Jesusanmi, Journeys Festival, Sheba Arts