Adapted from August Strindberg's play
Extract performed as part of Resolution Festival at The Place in London, 18th February 2020
Collide Theatre re-imagines Strindberg’s 19th-century play and presents a contemporary pas-de-deux of two doomed lovers. In this dance-theatre piece, featuring an original music composition, two bodies collide socially and sexually. Two people break under the pressure of their restrictive society and the fire that burns inside them is drained away forever. This is the story of a one night-stand between an upper-class young woman and her servant. It is a story about privilege and power, sexual desire and shame.
An interplay between silence and cries.
An interplay between passionate sex and hateful bruising.
An erotic dance between two trapped souls.
Director: Emily Louizou
Designer: Ioana Curelea
Composer: David Denyer
Movement: Ioli Filippakopoulou
Lighting: Lucía Sanchez Roldan
Producer: Christina Fotinelli
Photography: Tara Rooney
Video & Poster: Dimitris Ballas
Jodie Sully & Gabriel Akuwudike