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Young Vic invites locals to participate in Amazon rainforest show

The Young Vic theatre is creating a new community show drawing on the dazzling world of the Amazonian rainforest and wants local residents to be involved.

Young Vic invites locals to participate in Amazon rainforest show

Amazonia is the title for a 15-month series of events and shows which People's Palace Projects (PPP) and the Young Vic will create together, a path-breaking and exhilarating season that will take place in the riverside Amazon city of Rio Branco and in Waterloo on the Thames.

The season will culminate in a Christmas showinspired by legends and lives from the Brazilian Amazon.

As a whole, Amazonia explores and celebrates the popular culture of the people who live in the Amazon region and whose livelihoods are dependent on it. In particular it will feature the life and legacy of the world-famous environmental activist Chico Mendes and the vibrant beauty of Quadrilha dance which expresses the vitality and creativity of people who are, in financial terms, amongst the world's poorest but, in terms of culture, amongst the richest.

Three artists from Brazil will create a Brazilian Festa combining story, music, dance, puppetry and food to be performed on the street in The Cut and at the Young Vic on Saturday 12 August.

Anyone who lives in Lambeth or Southwark and is aged 14-80 is invited to take part – no experience necessary.

The theatre will be holding performance taster sessions from Tuesday 27 to Saturday 31 May where you can find out more and meet some of the artists.

If your talent is in your hands the Young Vic is also looking for people to make masks, props, costumes, puppets etc. A taster session will be held on Saturday 31 May.

[h4]Get involved 14-18 yrs call Jennie on 020 7922 2859 18+ call Gabby on 020 7922 2861 Text- 07816 479625 Email- festa@youngvic.org (If you can't make the dates ring to find out about auditions in early June.)

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