A Mother's Voice - Research

Mother's Voice



The Story 
The Cast 
Performance Hints 
Staging Hints 

The Plays 

The Last Resort 
A Mother's Voice 
Children of the Blitz 

In this section you can find links to avenues for additional research into the subject matter of A Mother's Voice.

 Ghost Dances

This is a dance piece, choreographed by Christopher Bruce for the Rambert Dance Company. This was a powerful influence on A Mother's Voice and in particular on the interpretation of "the ghosts" in the piece. However, whilst the ghosts in A Mother's Voice hover inbetween the living and the dead, in Ghost Dances they are firmly of the spirit world.

This is a quite brilliant piece of contemporary dance that could help inspire any approach to movement in the context of the play. I have never been lucky enough to see a live version of this piece and have had to rely on recorded versions. The only version currently available that I know of is by the Houston Ballet. I have not seen this version but reviews seem to think it is good.

You can follow links to purchase it from Amazon.co.uk and Choicesdirect.com.


Spirits from Ghost Dances

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You can follow the links below to sites that deal with human rights abuses and the disappeared. Some of these sites are partially in Spanish but most have significant English content. Please note that some of the stories and accounts on these sites are uncompromising in their detail.

If you discover additional resources that others might find of interest then please let me know through the contact page.

The Vanished Gallery http://www.yendor.com/vanished/

These pages are a humble attempt to bring the voices of the desaparecidos and their loved ones to the world. The vanishing was swift, a burst into a home at night, a few minutes and they were gone - not enough time to be heard. We owe it to them.

Project Disappeared http://www.desaparecidos.org/eng.html

The Project Disappeared is an attempt by diverse human rights organizations and activists to keep the memory of the disappeared alive and search for justice. It is a place to get to know and to remember the victims of State terrorism in Latin America and the world. And it's a place where to also get to know the kidnappers, the torturers and killers responsible for th e disappearances and deaths of thousands of people. Finaly, it is a place where to begin to learn, understand and analyze what State terrorism and the practice of forced disappearances means, and fight so it never happens again.

Human Rights Watch http://www.hrw.org/

We stand with victims and activists to prevent discrimination, to uphold political freedom, to protect people from inhumane conduct in wartime, and to bring offenders to justice. We investigate and expose human rights violations and hold abusers accountable. We challenge governments and those who hold power to end abusive practices and respect international human rights law. We enlist the public and the international community to support the cause of human rights for all.Human Rights Watch is an independent, nongovernmental organization, supported by contributions from private individuals and foundations worldwide. It accepts no government funds, directly or indirectly.

Derechos Human Rights  http://www.derechos.org/

Derechos Human Rights, together with our sister organization Equipo Nizkor, work for the respect and promotion of human rights throughout the world. Our work includes the socialization of human rights related information and analysis through the internet and otehr media, the promotion of prosecutions of human rights violators and the support of local human rights NGOs and activists.

Human Rights in Chile http://www.chipsites.com/derechos/index_eng.html

Welcome to Derechos Chile, a web page dealing with the history of human rights abuses in Chile, beginning in 1973 when the military regime of General Augusto Pinochet took power and continuing through today's current events.On this site you will find testimony, photographs, articles and other interesting information.With its link to The Santiago Times, Derechos Chile offers regular news stories about the continuing evolution of human rights issues in Chile.

The Association of the Mothers of Playade Mayo http://www.madres.org/

This site is mostly in Spanish

Amnesty International UK (click the candle)

Click for Amnesty International UK