Once Upon A Time
- 2014 – ongoing
- Theatre Bristol, Circomedia and UK tour
- Photography: Steve Tanner
It is becoming what remains, a shell –(…) his or her body – but becoming in the same breath of thought the most extreme human authenticity, since in the end it is what is finally right
On Aging, Revolt and Resignation
A show about ageing and the passing of time, told through the bodies of two dancers and one trapeze artist, all aged over 65. Their bodies, essential in their artistic expression, marked with memories and the present, explore the limitations of their older self, asking universal questions about aging and mortality.
Drawing from Jean Amery’s book “On Aging: Revolt and Resignation”, this poetic theatre piece challenges preconceptions of aging and time passing, and focuses on a performers’ personal experiences.
Provocation and meditation on the ageing process through a trio of fascinating perspectives.
(****) Lorna Irvine, Arts:Blog
Directed by: Agnieszka Blonska
Movement Director: Dan Canham
Projections by: Mark Parry
Composer: Jules Bushell
Assistant Director: Olga Kaleta
Lighting Design: Joe Mapson
Producers: Katie Keeler, Luke Emery
Tour Producer: Helen Edwards
Production Manager: Greg Mickelborough
Photos by: Steve Tanner
Produced by Theatre Bristol in collaboration with Circomedia and Polish Cultural Institute in London.
Funded by Arts Council England.