Life in the Folds
‘Exquisite, ironic and sharply engaging theatre… a bold and intelligent delight.’ Evening Standard
DEVISED FROM THE PROSE POEMS OF HENRI MICHAUX.
A startling fusion of music, contemporary percussive dance and the eerily comic prose poetry of Henri Michaux.
Michaux was one of the most unusually inventive of twentieth century French writer-artists, and this unprecedented dramatisation of his work explores some of his obsessive themes: pain, endurance, fragility, revenge. Ephemeral characters are impaled on spears, roasted on spits, stuffed into sacks, ground into sausage meat… But in the end, resilience reigns. If pain is omnipresent, death itself is kept at a distance, and from within this distance springs an eventual serenity.
Direction and adaptation: Sinéad Rushe
Original creation: Sinéad Rushe and Jenny Boot
Performance: Sinéad Rushe and Camille Litalien
Lighting design: Colin Grenfell. Andrew Taylor
Sound preproduction: Peter Rose
Publicity design: Dermot Rushe
Production: Kate Houlden
FUNDED BY: Arts Council England.
‘An irresistible mixture... funny, absurd and exotic.’