DANCE TRIPLE BILL: Pithed / Room 2 Heal / Said Unsaid
June 2 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Venue: Barbican Theatre
Running time: 60 minutes
Recommended age: 12+
The aspects of a thing that are most important for us are hidden because of their simplicity and familiarity… The real foundations of his enquiry do not strike a man at all. (Wittgenstein)
Witness the journey of three women as they deconstruct the fundamental basics of human movement and sensory awareness, and explore what a life might look like with no sense of one’s body. Taking inspiration from The Disembodied Lady, in which neurologist Oliver Sacks recalls the unique case of a woman who lost her entire sense of proprioception, Pithed sheds light on the tedious and seemingly impossible journey of retraining one’s mind to consciously deal with the simplest of everyday tasks, reflecting the struggles of the neurologically impaired and the incredible adversity they face, and giving insight into how it must feel to live and feel as they do.
Pithed is the first production from emerging dance company Efferus Collective. The company is made up of five South West based artists and creates work inspired by the peculiarities of human psychology and social interaction, combining an honest and authentic approach to performance with an athletic and sophisticated approach to movement that showcases both the virtuosity of the dancing body, and the humanity of the individual.
Alats Dance Circus Company
Room 2 Heal
Room 2 Heal is a piece of dance-circus work that in collaboration with The Emotional Logic Centre will explore the Emotional Logic © Tool through movement. The group of performers portray three elements of the educational tool through a range of physical embodiment and accompanied by voice and devised music. The work aims to engage the public in conversations about the role of emotions and emotional health on their well-being and will specifically look at the difficult emotions experienced in situations of set-back, conflict and loss.
Using a blend of dance and circus skills the group of performers will take the audience on a journey physically exploring the internal sensations experienced in conflict, loss and setbacks through everyday scenarios. Followed by the logical elements of the tool displaying how reasoning can be brought into areas of seeming emotional chaos.
Kane John Mills
It feels like now is the time for us to no longer remain silent…
Kane John Mills’ ‘Said Unsaid’is a dance/physical theatre solo work that initially manifested fortunately due to him being the recipient of PavilionDance South West’s choreographic bursary in 2017.
‘Said Unsaid’ provides an open, abstract yet honest insight into aspects of Kane’s life (past and present) and while it is vaguely autobiographical he’d like to think it hopefully still raises questions for audience members regarding their own lives too.It shares things that would usually be left unspoken. For
It shares things that would usually be left unspoken. For it he omits that filter that would usually be in place and explores what it is like to be visibly vulnerable (externally as well as the more familiar internal forms).
Succinctly put it is a fusion of Kane’s own poetry, movement, insecurity sharing and him generally going a bit bonkers.
He believes the work is for anyone: those who have something to say but keep it bottled up, those who wish they had a filter, those who do not necessarily know how to use their voice yet and those who are glad they have a voice.
- June 2
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
- Barbican Theatre
Plymouth, Devon PL1 2NJ United Kingdom + Google Map