A wild and circuitous exploration of the body, this intimate performance uses pervasive media and a diverse cast of dolls to consider what it is to be alive and human. Two charismatic performers, live sound and video design animate a series of compelling, communal interactions. Seated in a small group in the transformed Pit, the experience can only begin when you have all attached your heart rate monitors. Winners of this year's Oxford Samuel Beckett Theatre Trust Award, Nigel Barrett and Louise Mari make bold, intriguing work that is full of visual surprises. Collaborating with technologists, they have created this unusual theatrical event as a 'paean to life in all its dark beauty and complexity.'


Jess Latowicki, Lewis Gibson


Author(s): Nigel Barrett, Louise Mari
Other(s): Tim Burrell-Saward (technologist), Nigel Barrett (technologist), Dom Martin (video), Mateusz Odrobny (video)
Sound: Lewis Gibson
Design: Myrdd Wannell
Lighting: Richard Williamson
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The Body

The Body (Performance) production archive for QTIX code T01340558892. Details of all The Body archived productions can be found under the QTIX code: S647428095

Archive Listings

19 Nov 15
29 Nov 15
The Pit, Barbican Centre
West End
Greater London

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