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ArtsEmerson Together Apart: ‘See You Yesterday’
May 11 - May 24
ArtsEmerson invites you to experience some of their favorite past productions from around the world, streamed directly into your living room. Together Apart will give audiences access to high-quality archival videos and unique opportunities to hear from the artists behind them.
Nineteen Cambodian performers utilize their extraordinary physical skills, including acrobatics and circus arts, to travel back in time and shatter a legacy of silence. Performed by second-generation survivors of the Khmer Rouge genocide, See You Yesterday explores the fragmented narratives these young artists have inherited from their parents and grandparents.
Since 2012, Global Arts Corps — whose work brings together people from opposite sides of violence conflicts — have collaborated with these young Cambodian artists as they grappled with the painful history of their country’s genocide. While details of the four-year horror have largely gone unexplored by younger generations of Cambodians, the cast of See You Yesterday interviewed their elders (and even a former Khmer Rouge child soldier) to build a stunning performance that is both beautiful and cathartic. The final result is a visually striking theatre experience, and its Boston engagement marked the show’s U.S. premiere. Face the past, see you yesterday.