Esoteric rituals, alchemical formulas, messages of the dead, unencrypted ciphers, and a visceral exploration of color theory weave their way across the terrain of the stage. The Red Book investigates the invisible momentum of the psyche, ritualistic gesticulation patterns, poetry of space, mirrors and mazes, ecstatic forms of spoken word, color and reflection. Enantiodromia suggests that the excess of any force inevitably produces its opposite. This coincidence of opposites and the confrontation of dual, dueling forces within the human psyche may lead us into the missing third, which forces itself to be sensed and expressed before words, beyond speech, beyond the medium that incarnates the act.
In The Red Book, Peker and Wallace continue their investigation of intricately crafted, rigorous, physical forms and vocal structures. Melding their fiercely expressionistic aesthetic with meticulously configured phenomenological structures, The Hybrid Stage Project puts its unconscious on trial and you are invited to the ritual.
Co-director, writer, performer: Fulya Peker
Co-director, writer, performer: Deborah Wallace
Choreography: Akiko Aizawa