Monday, 17 October 2011

Can We Talk About This?




From YouTube

Uploaded by DV8PhysicalTheatre on Oct 10, 2011
DV8's 'Can We Talk About This?' deals with freedom of speech, censorship and Islam. The production will premiere in August 2011 at Sydney Opera House, followed by an international tour.

From the 1989 book burnings of Salman Rushdie's The Satanic Verses, to the murder of filmmaker Theo Van Gogh and the controversy of the 'Muhammad cartoons' in 2005, DV8's production will examine how these events have reflected and influenced multicultural policies, press freedom and artistic censorship.

In the follow up to the critically acclaimed To Be Straight With You, this documentary-style dance-theatre production will use real-life interviews and archive footage. Contributors include a number of high profile writers, campaigners and politicians.

www.dv8.co.uk/projects/canwetalkaboutthis

"The liberal fear of giving offence has simply
made it easier to take offence."
Kenan Malik, author of From Fatwa to Jihad

"It is very, very easy not to be offended by a book.
You just have to shut it."
Salman Rushdie



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