The piece will be performed 3 times over the course of the evening and focus on Aeneas and his travels in Sicily!
Suffice to say the exact location of the performance is pretty special and will be revealed shortly..
Our new show working title: Dido and Aeneas; an adaptation of Virgil’s tragic story from The Aeneid that fuses dance, theatre, and a soundtrack that combines Purcell’s original music with a new electric, industrial soundscape.
The first stage of which was a two week Research and Development period, which took place in September 2015, which included active engagement and participation with Redbridge community youth, which culminated in a public and industry showcase at The Deptford Lounge.
Via a contemporary retelling of this ancient story, we explored cultural intolerance in the 21st century: the conflict between old morals and current attitudes.
Set within a period of industrial change, we experimented with object manipulation, using raw materials to create a visually dynamic performance space and an arresting soundscape.
In association with The Redbridge Drama Centre, and Greenwich Theatre, the aim was to produce the basis for a piece that not only is artistically great but also benefits the communities that we work in.
We held a public and industry sharing where 45 minutes of workshop material was performed by a cast of four alongside members of Redbridge Youth Theatre Workshop. followed by a Q and A session, and a few glasses of prosecco.
Having had a couple of superb meetings with industry, we are delighted to say we achieved our aims and are now in the process of putting together a package to be sent out with a view to touring in Autumn 2016.
Watch this space!
After some fantastic auditions and a lot of deliberation, we’re very pleased to announce we have the following fabulous international actor dancers working with us: