“A deception that elevates us is dearer than a host of low truths.” Marina Tsvetaeva
'What Lies Within' takes as its launch point qualities of power, leadership and exploitation within cult-like mentality and grooming. It is a daring and dark tale that addresses a timeless set of questions about human nature, ideology and our desperate need to be apart of something bigger than ourselves.
Complex in its structure and its seriousness, this work is more concerned with moving beneath what seems obvious and entertaining. Humor and overt theatricality display the unique behaviors’ of an associated group, before moving towards gradually exposing the brutal underpinnings at the centre of what appears to be 'normal' psychological group dynamics and behaviors.
With a dark and macabre environment, rife with imagery bordering on something akin to religious iconography, this work will evoke a different and viscerally discomfiting kinaesthesia. 'What Lies Within' will be a powerful study of demagoguery, ethical distortions and victimization.
'The Tighter you Squeeze' is a contemporary dance work exploring the issues of attachment and detachment.
Caught in a place of purgatory, existing in this dark and uncomfortable labyrinth, the characters are riddled with self-doubt and hesitation. Fearing the loss of their bearings, identity, and security, their impulse encourages them to cling to their surroundings with an unpleasant feeling of apprehension eating at their souls. Unaware of the potentially destructive nature of this compulsion, and oblivious to their ability to set themselves free, we watch these characters embark on the long and winding road to rediscovery as they struggle through a dark, and at times confusing, imbroglio of choice. It is in this place where they battle with the necessity to reassess and re-evaluate their angst-ridden reality in order to find their way back to the light.