Expanding the possibilities
of performance

Two people pictured in gas masks in front of a brick wall in monochrome. To the left Jiv is pictured in a knit sweater with a leather jacket on top, Tom is pictured to the right in a knight sweater with their sleeves rolled up a bit. There is a clay flower just behind Tom to the left. Photo Credit: Tom Arthur Davis & Jivesh Parasram

Swim

Interdisciplinary / Participatory / Theatre


in association with Stratford Festival Lab


Details of schedule will be released on a rolling basis throughout the summer


Ticket Price
Free

Two people pictured in gas masks in front of a brick wall in monochrome. To the left Jiv is pictured in a knit sweater with a leather jacket on top, Tom is pictured to the right in a knight sweater with their sleeves rolled up a bit. There is a clay flower just behind Tom to the left. Photo Credit: Tom Arthur Davis & Jivesh Parasram

It’s an 8km swim from Güzelçamli, Turkey to the Greek Island of Samos. That’s 160 lengths of an Olympic sized swimming pool.

Swim is a new creation in-development by Jivesh Parasram and Tom Arthur Davis that imagines the effects of migration on the self. Originally conceived as a performance event with a live endurance swimming audience component, Swim is being reimagined as a walking meditation/audio play for the SummerWorks Lab.

Co-creators : Jivesh Parasram & Tom Arthur Davis

Collaborators: David Mesiha, Gavan Cheema, Tim Carlson

Presented in partnership with Why Not Theatre and co-produced by Theatre Conspiracy, with thanks to Crow’s Theatre for previous development support.


Part of the SummerWorks Lab programming – a place for exploration, experimentation, and process. In the Lab, you can experience new works in development from artists exploring new possibilities in performance.


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