DRY ROOM

 

A performance installation

Inspired by the works of Bacon, Magritte, and Fréger

Choreography devised by Zi Ling and the Company

 

 

Best of Brighton Fringe - BN1 Magazine

 

'This was narrative and interpretive dance of the highest quality'

- London Life and Beyond 

'Weird and beautifully performed. The dancers are marvel to watch'

- The Lancet Child & Adolescent Health Journal

'Intense...inspiring...a must-see piece' - Art Emperor, Taiwan

 

Set in a Magritte-styled surreal 3-wall room, this performance installation explores how those who have experienced childhood trauma, overcome many difficulties in their adulthood and seek for redemption through faith, love and friendship.

 

The story is inspired by the MacArthur Story Stem Battery (MSSB) techniques used in psychological studies. MSSB allows researchers and counselors understand children's views of their world in a better way. Our narrative follows three adopted children, Natalie, Jack/Jackie and Christopher, who are the survivors of childhood trauma. Natalie was a victim of child neglect and sexual abuse; ‎Christopher lost his parents in an accident; Jack suffered domestic violence from his alcoholic parents. Their close friendship gives them strength and hope. However, the past still haunts. Confused and tormented, where shall they seek for redemption? 

 

The show gives an intriguing cinematic perspective to a narrative dance piece, by using lighting, live music, and conceptual art. 

 

The performance features Alone the heartbreaking cello solo by most celebrated Italian composer Giovanni Sollima and Night Dance by the popular composer Adam Hurst. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Director & Co-Designer             Zi Ling

Story & Producer                        Eldarin Yeong

Co-Designer                                 Tong Zhao

Lighting Designer                       Sarah Readman (UK)

                                                         Ali Hunter (Taiwan)

Composers                                 Carolina Bartumeu, Belle Chen, Giovanni Solima, Adam Hurst, Carol Alfredo Piatti, Johann Sebastian Bach, Kevin MacLeod

 

Production Manager                  John Mackinnon (UK)

                                                         Steve Simmonds (Taiwan)

Company Stage Manager         Caitlin O'Reilly (Taiwan)

Technical Consultant                 Hanna Tan (Taiwan)

                                                         Sarah Wilson (UK)

Photographer                               James Bellorini

Videographer                                Jevan Chowdhury 

 

 

 

Cast                                    

Joe Garbett                            Jack

Anastasia Kostners              Jackie

 

* The role of Jack/Jackie will be played alternately by the two cast members

 

Jemma Gould                        Natalie

James Aiden Kay                   Christopher

Cellist                                     Carolina Bartumeu

 

Running Time:                     60mins (without interval)

TOURING DATES

 

6 - 8 April 2018

The associate film displayed at

Tate Modern

 

 

5 & 6 May 2018

Fringe City,

Brighton

 

 

10 & 12 May 2018

The Warren,

Brighton Fringe

 

 

8 June 2018

Oxford Old Fire Station

 

 

6 July 2018

Sheffield Drama Studio

 

 

17 September 2018

Gulbenkian Theatre, Kent

 

 

4 - 5 July 2017

World Stage Design 2017, Taipei

​中外运合肥物流有限公司

​安徽鑫山物流有限公司

with Special Thanks to:

Mr HuiTao Lin, Ms Qin Yue, Jann Yeong, Rebecca Kadi, Bryan Masterson, Ms Phoebe Zhang, Hua Tan, Mr Alex Ling, Jessica Higgs, Jing Wang, Ms XinYi Shen and Ms Anita Wang

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