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Philadelphia International Festival of the Arts

Article 13: Cie Carabosse & Teatro Linea De Sombra

Apr 08, 2016
Apr 10, 2016

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This show is free to the public. Free first access passes are strongly recommended.

Equal parts installation, spectacle, and documentary, Article 13  is a large-scale story made out of small stories in a constant state of evolution, based on current events related to immigration. A collaboration between Compagnie Carabosse (France) & Teatro Linea de Sombra (Mexico), Article 13  is a memorial to the thousands of migrants who have disappeared and at the same time it gives back human face, flesh and identity to the anonymous ones lost in search of a better world. 

The memorial, made of sand and fire, personifies the scope of the phenomenon of immigration through the non-traditional presentation of statistical data, economic evidence, geopolitical aspects, the forms of those who have disappeared, and how things relate to each other. Along this path of inhabited installation, audiences are touched by words, snatches of conversation, and accounts given by migrants; providing seemingly lost perspective that these people — before they were statistics, or a number of 'disappeared' in the media, or even dangerous suspects — before all else, are human beings.

This will be the American Premiere of Article 13.

Article 13 is generously supported by Merck, the National Endowment for the Arts and 


First Access Passes provide patrons with first access to enter the performance. Entrance is "first-come, first-served" for the performance, and passes do not guarantee entrance for patrons who arrive after 9pm. It is strongly recommended to arrive early to experience the installation. Patrons who do not have a First Access Pass can join the stand-by line beginning at 8 p.m. at Penn’s Landing. 

*The First Access Pass expires at 9:00 p.m. Patrons in the stand-by line will be let into the performance space at 9:00 p.m if space is still available.

Special thanks to the Delaware River Waterfront Corporation for their support on this project.

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