Direct from the UK, this provocative installation uses grains of rice to bring abstract statistics to startling and powerful life.
A team of performers weighs out quantities of rice to represent a host of human statistics:
- populations of towns and cities
- number of doctors and number of soldiers
- number of people born each day and number who die
- number of people who have walked on the moon
- number of deaths in the Holocaust
Adapting to the country, city or venue in which it’s performed, children are invited to send in the statistics they would like to see represented and some of these will feature during the festival.
Witty, at times shocking, and always thought provoking, this ever changing landscape of rice will engage students of all ages, causing them to reflect on their own place in the world.
Email your statistic to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject ‘Of All The People In All The World’.
Astonishing, an installation-come-performance from one of the UK’s most tirelessly inventive theatre companies. The Guardian (UK)
But is it theatre, or is it an installation? Such definitions seem to matter less than the power of a beautifully simple idea. Birmingham Post
Part amused, part amazed, one looks, marvels and understands. Neue Zuericher Zeitung