In this universal and empowering story about facing one’s fears, we will follow a brave young boy on his journey to meet the darkness and watch as he eventually learns to befriend it.
We are currently in the research and development phase for a new dance-theatre piece for families titled “The Dark.”
Using Peut-Etre Theatre’s signature physical style, we will merge exciting new choreography and an original musical score to create an accessible performance with a highly stylized aesthetic. In the show, the dark will not be visually anthropomorphised, but instead will be embodied through live music.
Gallery below features drawings from children at Great Ormond Street Hospital as part of our research and development sessions.
There is an exciting parallel to be drawn between darkness and sound, as both invade the spaces around us intangibly. The aim is to make the dark tactile and three-dimensional through sound. The human presence will manifest through movement. We want to explore how our kinetic behaviour changes when dictated by senses other than vision. We do not seek to exorcise the fear but simply to point out that the dark is an entity that exists alongside us throughout our life. Neither good nor bad, it counters and complements light, the way that music complements and counters dance.
Our key partners for this project are The Unicorn Theatre, South Street Arts Centre/Reading Arts and Great Ormond Street Hospital. We are also excited to work with blind and visually impaired artists in the creation of this new performance.