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Studio Creole will be presented at Carriageworks in Sydney, Australia from 2-4 April 2020. Conceived & Curated by Adam Thirlwell Co curated by Hans Ulrich Obrist Designed by Rem Koolhaas & Cookies Directed by John Collins Featuring: Patrick Chamoiseau, Sayaka Murata, Adania Shibli, Sjón, Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o, Dubravka Ugrešić, Alejandro Zambra. Performed by Lisa Dwan Seven leading writers from seven countries tell us seven new stories – in seven different languages. Studio Créole, an intimate laboratory for stories where we can hear writers read in their original language and simultaneously listen to a live translation, channeled through a lone performer. And as we listen, these stories and languages thrillingly fragment and fuse. This is Studio Créole, a compelling exploration of meaning and language in our tangled global world. Who gets to tell which stories? Language today is fluid, mobile, creolised: constantly remade and remodelled by collisions between local dialects and global citizens. And literature in this era becomes a process of high-speed translation and identity swaps. Studio Créole stages how and why this happens through this collection of seven stories, written for MIF19 and read live by their internationally acclaimed authors – through a spectacular custom-designed audio network. Simultaneously writing, theatre and art, Studio Créole is a living, breathing anthology that exists only in the moment of its happening. Sound Designer – Ben Williams Lighting Designer – Prema Mehta Commissioned by Manchester International Festival and Carriageworks, in association with the Abu Dhabi Festival. Produced by Manchester International Festival.
This event takes place at Manchester Academy 1 (Oxford Road, Manchester M139PR), a purpose-built music venue and performance space close to Manchester city centre.
Manchester Academy 1 is located at the University of Manchester on Oxford Road, approximately 1.3 miles (20-30 minutes’ walk) from Festival Square along a flat, paved route. It is 1.3 miles from Manchester Piccadilly railway station and 0.9 miles from Oxford Road station and St Peter’s Square Metrolink.
The Academy is located on a major bus route (you can take any bus in the 40s from Piccadilly Gardens), and most buses on this route have wheelchair spaces and lowered access. There is limited accessible parking close to the venue. The closest car parks withBlue Badge bays are at Cecil Street (M15 6GD, 4 bays) and Dilworth Street (M156JA, 8 bays–permit parking only before 4pm on weekdays).
There are also 5 BlueBadge bays on Denmark Road, adjacent to The Whitworth. The main entrance doors will be open and manned. There is step-free, flat floor access to all areas of the venue. There are toilets in the venue, including accessible toilets.
There are no ChangingPlaces facilities at The Academy-the nearest is located in the University of Manchester building directly opposite the end of Denmark Road. There is also one in Manchester Aquatics Centre.
Assistance dogs are welcome in all areas of the venue. Audience members will be issued with specialist off-ear headphones to listen to part of the performance. These are compatible with cochlear implants. This is a seated event with unreserved seating. There will be designated space for wheelchair users. Please note that there is no BSL or captioning available for this event.
£10 Greater Manchester resident lower wage tickets are available.