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CARE

Quote Unquote Collective


 

A multicultural, multi-national, multi-lingual rallying cry for a radically new approach to childcare




Award-winning Canadian company Quote Unquote Collective have received international acclaim for their distinctive brand of genre-defying performance, combining physical theatre with intricate a cappella vocal music to address urgent sociopolitical themes. Soundworlds is delighted to co-present their new audio piece CARE, in which Quote Unquote co-directors Amy Nostbakken and Norah Sadava bring their polyphonic storytelling approach into the realm of the sonic.

In July 2021, following the pandemic, Canada announced $30 billion of investments in what should become one of the most comprehensive public childcare systems in the world. And yet, across the globe, the overall picture is much bleaker. In CARE, Norah and Amy construct an urgent plea for universal childcare out of verbatim text from interviews with parents and caregivers from around the world, conducted in preparation for their upcoming live production Universal Child Care.

Pinballing between the many indignities and injustices of this essential yet under-discussed dimension of social life, Quote Unquote Collective’s CARE crafts the resulting cacophony into a highly musical collage, lending striking cross-cultural harmony and infectiously insistent rhythm to its urgent demands.

Made possible with the support of The Broad Stage, Ontario Arts Council and Canada Council for the Arts.
Crafted by
Amy Nostbakken & Norah Sadava

Interviews conducted and translated by
Vicky Araico, Lisa Karen Cox, Seiko Nakazawa, Amy Nostbakken & Norah Sadava

Additional mixing and mastering by
Matt Smith

‘Love Letter from a Father’ performed by

Akosua Amo-Adem

Music composed and performed by
Amy Nostbakken

Featuring the voices ofMolly Armstrong, Miali Coley, Martha Friendly, Ida Fugli, Saffiya Hasan, Tomoko Komura, Heidi Langille, Stacy McClendon, Sophia Mohamed, Seiko Nakazawa, Peter Nostbakken, Akane Ohori, Norma Perea Mauricio, Rose Plotek, Jeff Pinto, Nanaho, Noemi Ramos Lozano, Alma Rosa Camacho, Stefanie Sourial, Katie Swift, Meike VanGerwen, Mara Verlič, Mana Yumii & Eleni Zaharopoulos

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