Escape to Paradise! is the holiday of a lifetime.

A journey into sun, sea, sand and psychology. A Caribbean excursion where everything is not quite what it seems. A holiday like this, how much do you think it would cost?

Escape to Paradise! looks into how the US government policing the world with their plea for the fight for human rights justifies the existence of Guantanamo Bay. It explores the treatment of the detainees and the behaviour of the military force and all involved in the war using dance, spoken text and music to present the audience with a different insight into an absurd and surreal reality.

Performed as part of Mixed Routes at Camden People’s Theatre and Rose Bruford Theatre, produced by Pan Intercultural Arts; Inter-mission showcased by State of Emergency, Stratford Circus; Greenwich Dance and London Theatre Festival.

Dancer: Maria da Luz

Text: Graham Murray

Voiceover: Dahl Haynes



Author Maria

Maria da Luz began her training in Portugal receiving a bursary at Rui Horta Dance School, later studying at Forum Dança working with international choreographers such as Vera Mantero, Meg Stuart, Joao Fiadeiro and Francisco Camacho. She then gained a BA honours in Dance Theatre from Trinity Laban. As a performer, she has worked with various companies including the original cast of The Lion King working with Garth Fagan as ensemble and dance captain, Kokuma Dance Theatre including Patrick and Germaine Acogny, Seven Sisters and Jeanette Brooks, among others. She has choreographed and performed her work across the UK.

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