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Dance/Theatre Review: I Stand Corrected Finds The Gentle Heart Of Tragedy

Published on Aug 29, 2014 1:58 PM

One day before her wedding, a bride-to-be is raped, choked to death in a dark alley, dumped in a rubbish bin and her body set aflame.

That is the brutally horrific, hate-fuelled premise of I Stand Corrected, an artistic response to the "corrective" rape of lesbians in South Africa. The dance and theatre performance opened on Thursday at 72-13, as part of the Singapore International Festival of Arts.

But from that dark alley somehow springs forth one of the funniest, most uplifting and soul-stirring shows I have watched. I Stand Corrected is not about despair, rage or injustice.

It is a testament to the strength of the human spirit, the beauty of a connection between two individuals, and love.

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