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Lari is part of a six episode devised performance called People Without History.
In this part of the story a young girl decides to leave her community for personal reasons and is confronted and intimidated by the community when they found out that she was leaving. They accuse her of deserting them and all that they stand for.
At first, traumatized by their rabid behaviour she keels under the pressure but regains her equilibrium and begins to believe in herself again. As she celebrates her strength and all that she stands for a new group of people befriends her and beckons her into their community.
At first everything is good as she adopts their ways, and she is happy in her adoptive community who seem to respect and love her. But as time passes they abuse her trust. Like a used garbage bag, they throw her into the lion’s den.
Realising that they are no better than her own community, she once again gets up and leaves to find her own way.
With the tutelage of two Masters: the Randai exponent, Ramzi and dancer-choreographer, Guna, the actors – Az’farr, Afham bin Zainal Abidin, Malik Taufiq, Ang Li Yi, Joshua Navin Balachandran, Stephen-Megam Varunamegam, Yap Mei Yee, Bahiroh Khoticha Amath, Maisyarah Mazlan – were coached into a sensitive portrayal of this particular diaspora. Masakini Theatre Company Theatre continues to offer experiences that are off-the-wall, out-of-the-box and cutting edge original.
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