Slowly suffocating in each other’s company, a group of individuals seek escape in a bash of riotous rock-n-roll. However, their wild disorder descends into playground politics and reveals some uncomfortable truths.
In this cinematic and evocative production Stopgap Dance Company creates a compact world of riddles that question our notions about unity and co-existence.
Artistic direction & choreography: Lucy Bennett
Guest choreographer for the opening scene: Yoshifumi Inao (former Artistic Director of Batsheva Dance Company)
Danced and devised by: Amy Butler, Laura Jones, Chris Pavia, Dave Toole and David Willdridge
Theatre and costume design: Anna Jones from Curious Space
Lighting design: Chahine Yavrovan
Composers: Christopher Benstead (scene one), Jim Pinchen (scene two) & Andy Higgs (scene three)
Costume supervisor: Rosey Morling
Production Manager/Company Stage Manager: Richard Walker
Technical Manager: Francois Langton
Producer: Sho Shibata
Musical Scores: Old Songs New Songs, written by John Whitney and Roger Chapman, used by kind permission of Carlin Music Corp, and You’d Be So Nice To Come Home To, written by Cole Porter, used by kind permission of Warner/Chappell Music
Stopgap Dance Company would also like to thank the following artists for their input and support in developing ideas: Company Chameleon, Charlie Morrissey, Thomas Noone, and Rootless Root. Thank you also to Chisato Shemesh for support in rehearsal direction for the first scene and Joop Oonk for assisting Chris Pavia during the devising process.
Arts Council England, Farnham Maltings, Pavilion Dance, The Point – Eastleigh, University of Surrey, Zinc Arts