Purlieus is the result of a three year research, development and refinement process undertaken by choreographer Lee Johnston and lighting designer Joe Fletcher. Conceptualising the relationship between movement, light and animation they have created an immersive experience for both performer and audience that rigorously expresses a central theme: the confines of our daily existence.
The light and animation moves with, pushes, pulls, encloses, reaches out to, and dances independently of the performer and audience. It has been designed to create particular perceptual experiences for the audience which are suggestive of both the performer's journey and the boundaries they are confined to; their purlieus.
Performed by Annabeth Berkely, Natalie Corne & Eleesha Drennan.
Music by Four Tet