Five minute edit of Natasha Davis' performance Rupture (2009). A series of episodes exploring life in a spasm, personal histories, liminal spaces and the body as a site of trauma. Multi-media performance about the decay of the body and decay of the land in the context of exile, cancer and what impact they have on the body and memory. Performance and medicine interdisciplinary project. Each episode is a fragment in a tale of living between the East & West - told with poetry, film, installations and a sophisticated line of humour. Tales of migration and illness are mixed with tales of endurance, reclaiming and embracing a cultural background and the unknown. "Small things can throb in our insides for a long time, like a living scratching creature, or a rotten piece of meat, playing dark arpeggios against memory through time..."
Funded by Arts Council England and presented at the National Theatre Studio London for SPILL Festival, Camden People's Theatre London, Colchester Arts Centre, Jago Gallery London, Green Room Manchester, and Mitchell Theatre Madison, Wisconsin.