Drawing from elements of the ‘Theatre of the absurd’, contact improvisation and dance, the piece navigates between the mundane, the absurd and the metaphysical. It explores the themes of loneliness, longing for connection and loss in our complex contemporary world.
Suspended in time and space, two vagabonds stagger, trip and wrestle around a misty landscape. Disconnected from their body, they seem to be invisible to themselves and to others. Gradually
some distant memories emerge, random encounters take place, at times abrupt and disjointed and at times soft and moving. Their paths and concurrences inhabit the space with a tragi-comic presence that overtime becomes more human, allowing their suspended weight to find some landing.
Contemplating the characters’ need for help, and need to care for others, the piece invites us to feel our humanity as an urgency for survival.
An atmospheric soundtrack provided by the experienced musician Thomas Broda accompanies the characters. Swirling between levity and eeriness Thomas’ selection of live and electronic sounds gives life to this existential quest.
‘Shifting from frenetic turns and throws to feeble writhing and jerking around, the movement – and aural accompaniment – is at once both exciting and poignant’ Reviewed by Melina Block
‘HEAD’in for Godot, a nod to Samuel Beckett’s masterpiece, dips into absurdism through beautifully released, goofy choreography and vibey live music by Thomas Broda. All of which convey feelings of existential body detachment and isolation.’ Reviewed by Josephine Leask
‘The universe was magnificient, very mature’ Audience member
Concept and performance : Danny Kearns and Marie Chabert
Composition and live music : Thomas Broda
With thanks to: Chisenhale Dance Space, Cells studio 118, The Cockpit Theatre, Camden Fringe 2023, The Place Resolution 2023