New Caledonian street theatre company Les Kidams will perform their show Eighth Day in Napier, to coincide with the French Team's stay in Hawke's Bay.
Somewhere there is an island... Paradise? It used to be but not anymore.
Overconsumption, an excess of infrastructure, overexploitation of resources, rise of the sea level... This island is now no more than a little bit of land whose last inhabitants are preparing to leave.
Hélia, the school principal and Simon the fisherman, who have been friends forever, have done everything in their power to prevent the disappearance of their native land. What will they decide to do now? Will they have to be separated? Will they be able to resist the temptation of an alluring proposition? How will they react when confronted with the anger of the Titans, the Spirit of the Sea and the Spirit of the Earth, awoken by the carelessness and the greed of humans who have broken their pact with Mother Nature?
To what outcome does this Eighth Day lead us? To the best or worst? Difficult to say.
This fable for all audiences, that combines realism and fantasy, in which the spectator reflects on the relationship between man and his environment, is performed with energy, humour and imagination.
If you are in Hawke's Bay for the France v Canada RWC2011 match head along to the Napier Soundshell for a taste of French theatre and culture.
Brought to you by the Embassy of France to New Zealand.
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