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In 2019, La Phenomena, a French Theatre Collective, in collaboration with researchers from the AHRC project 'Radical Translations', agreed to direct a performance of the Manifesto of Equals. Under the banner of Performing Utopia, students from the UK and France came together over a period of three years to collaboratively translate this revolutionary-era manifesto into today’s terms and create utterly new performances inspired by the ideals of radical equality. 

The project Performing Utopia has faced unprecedented challenges: from the Covid pandemic to Brexit and political crises the world over, from strikes that have roiled the UK higher education system to the myriad personal problems experienced by the participants themselves. 

Three years later, this experience has been made into a performance and a film - WRITING ON THE SAND - recounting a struggle for collective ideals constantly hindered by the entropy of everyday life.

WRITING ON THE SAND will be performed live with the screening of the film at Sands Films Studio, a space dedicated to performing utopias of all kinds, on the banks of the River Thames in Rotherhithe, a once thriving port whose own fortunes have ebbed and flowed with history's tide.

Artistic Director: Maëlle Dequiedt

Dramaturge: Simon Hatab

Film Director: Jean Doroszczuk

With Romain DarrieuRomain Pageard and students from King’s College London