The year I was born
24-26 June / Lola Arias (Argentina & Chile)

The children of Pinochet’s Chile performed the life-stories of their parents living in the grip of dictatorship
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Starts at: June 24, 2013 04:45
Ends at: June 26, 2013 04:45

Children of the revolution

Nine performers born in Pinochet’s Chile in the 1970s and early 1980s told the stories of their parents living in the grip of dictatorship. Like stunt doubles, the actors re-created their parents’ lives with photographs, letters, cassettes, old clothing, anecdotes and elusive recollections.

Playful and political, The year I was born gave a seldom-seen and highly personal insight into the impact of a parent’s actions. Two generations faced one another in a reckoning of both the joy of childhood and the dark secrets from a bloody moment in international history.

LIFT and the Southbank Centre were proud to premiere this new show from Argentinean artist Lola Arias, whose exceptional work using the stories of real people is seared with authenticity.

El año en que nací/The year I was born
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1hr 45mins

Age guidance: 14+

Performed in Spanish with English surtitles
Purcell Room Southbank Centre

7.45pm 24–26 June
Post-show talk: June 24

£22.50 (£11.25 concs. - available via Southbank Centre box office directly)

Presented with Southbank Centre as part of After a War — a 14–18 NOW, WW1 Centenary Art Commission. A House on Fire project, supported by the Culture Programme of the European Union and the National Lottery through the Heritage Lottery Fund and Arts Council England. Images: David Alarcon