Fiery pits, umbilical cords, donkeys or just simple sticks. Thrust into a cold-grey world of straight lines and narrow minds the performers are invited to think laterally. Each choice cascades into the next, creating a swirling dream of images.
We related most to the situations that trapped us, that gave us a system, that gave us rules. We discovered that though we were researching with twenty sticks the objects didn’t seem to come to the foreground. Our research seemed to always focus on the human wielding the sticks and the relationships the sticks created between us. And so it happened that from a research with twenty objects we came away with a piece about the struggle of three people. Trapped from system to system, fascinated by non-linear thinking and creating inventive ways of escaping, we were in a piece that said more about humanity and our state as individuals then we could ever have achieved if we had gone at it from another angle.