I Swallowed a Moon Made of Iron

Theatre (music, poetry)

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  • ZOO Southside - Studio
  • 22:00
  • Aug 25
  • 1 hour
  • Suitability: 12+ (Guideline)
  • Country: Canada
  • Group: Music Picnic (Toronto) / Point View Art (Macau)
  • Warnings and additional info: None
  • Accessibility:
    Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
    May not apply to all performances. You'll find more information about accessibile performances and how to book tickets in the accessibility tab below.
  • Babes in arms policy: Babies do not require a ticket
  • Policy applies to: Children under 2 years

Description

A requiem for our digital age from Toronto/Macau composer Njo Kong Kie (winner, 2018 Toronto Theatre Critics Award, Best New Musical). This concert experience sets the poetry of Chinese poet and factory worker Xu Lizhi to song. Powerful, haunting and gut-wrenching, these poems give voice to millions of migrant workers worldwide whose existence is often forgotten. An interdisciplinary tribute to the life of Xu Lizhi and countless others whose unseen struggles provide the amenities of our digital lives. In Mandarin with English surtitles.

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General venue access

  • Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
  • Accessible entry: Level access via rear entrance, 10 steps from street if not taking accessibility entrance.
  • Wheelchair access type: Level Access

  • Stairs: 6 - 10
    Number of stairs is provided as guidance and is not in addition to any wheelchair access type (lift/ramp etc) stated above.

Each venue can contain several space with different accessibly information. Visit the venue page for full venue accessibility info


How and when to make an access booking

Our access tickets service is available to anyone who:

  • Would like to book specific accessibility services, e.g. a hearing loop, audio description headsets, captioning units, seating in relation to the location of the BSL interpreter
  • Requires extra assistance when at a venue
  • Has specific seating requirements
  • Is a wheelchair user
  • Requires a complimentary personal assistant ticket to attend a performance

Laura P 33 days ago

I didn’t know what to expect when I went to see the show.
For one hour I had goosebumps and I felt strong emotions.
The musician is brilliant and he slowly welcomes you in his world.
I didn’t expect a show to leave such a strong impression in my heart as this one.


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The Scotsman (3/5 stars) 33 days ago

This intimate late night concert tribute to a cult Chinese poet is certainly not your run-of-the-mill Fringe experience. ...

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The List (5/5 stars) 33 days ago

Excavation of the unseen labour which underpins our modern existence, told with exquisite beauty and brutality...

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