Forensic anthropology and physical theatre collide in this compelling, kaleidoscopic show inspired by Latin American refugee stories.
★★★★ 'Scorching drama... Ephemeral Ensemble use music, movement and puppetry to astonishing effect' The Guardian
Premiered at the 2023 Edinburgh Fringe to critical acclaim and multiple awards, REWIND is a visually stunning, deeply powerful new show, inspired by testimonies of Latin American refugees and migrants across generations.
Drawing from the science of Forensic Anthropology as both methodology and a form of resistance, Ephemeral Ensemble combine energetic physical performance, dynamic live music and a distinctive style in a show unlike any other.
Committed to remembering those who endured, and those who continue to live under authoritarianism, REWIND ultimately tracks back through time to reveal a universal story of the struggle for social justice.
Quotes & Reviews
Reviews for REWIND
★★★★ 'Deeply moving' The Scotsman
★★★★ 'Kaleidoscopically creative... explodes into extraordinary life' The Stage
★★★★★ 'This is how theatre should be' Broadway Baby
★★★★★ 'Probably the best show I’ve seen so far on the Fringe this year... extraordinarily powerful' Three Weeks
★★★★ 'This thrilling performance keeps heart rates sky high' Fest Magazine
Winner: Summerhall Lustrum Award & Summerhall’s inaugural Rewind Award 2023
About the company
Ephemeral Ensemble are a global majority-led physical theatre ensemble. We make work driven by a theme or a question, which inspires us to find fact-based stories that shine a light on current hidden social issues. Collaboration between the artistic team, the community and professionals in other fields is vital to our process. Our work is political, visually striking, highly dynamic, thought provoking and moving at heart. We combine the high physicality of the performers, original music and playful interaction with the stagecraft to create a narrative.
REWIND is partly inspired by El Equipo Argentino de Antropología Forense – an organisation dedicated to identifying the remains of victims of human rights abuses in Latin America, whose revolutionary work was recognised with a nomination for the Nobel Peace Prize in 2020.