DRY ROOM Goes To Tate Modern, Brighton Fringe And UK Tour
Dry Room is a cross-disciplinary piece about childhood trauma, friendship, and redemption. Following its successful premiere at the World Stage Design Quadrennial 2017, the show will give its UK premiere at the Brighton Fringe.
Inspired by Surrealism art and the Story Stem technique - used by psychologists to study children's inner world, the story follows three adopted children who are the survivors of childhood trauma. Natalie, a victim of child neglect and sexual abuse; Christopher lost his parents in an accident; Jack suffered domestic violence from his alcoholic parents. To escape from their haunting experiences, they embark on a journey of self-discovery and encounter many demons of the past.
Set in a Magritte-styled room, this performance installation gives an intriguing cinematic perspective to a narrative dance, by combining live music and conceptual art.
Directed and co-designed by the award-winning visual artist Zi Ling (National Museum of Arts China, Royal Arts Prize, Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolours) and the emerging designer Tong Zhao (Royal Shakespeare Company, Harper's Bazaar 150th Anniversary exhibition, Paris Fashion Week). Live music played by the talented Spanish experimental cellist Carolina Bartumeu (Royal Albert Hall, Wigmore Hall, Berlin Philharmoniker).
Featuring Italian minimalist composer Giovanni Sollima's heartbreaking cello solo, Alone, and improvised music by Carolina Bartumeu.
The production has been supported by the British Office Taipei and Spanish Chamber of Commerce.
The associate film Dry Room will be displayed at the Tate Modern from 6 - 8 April.
Brighton Fringe is England's largest arts festival and one of the largest open-access multi-art form fringe festivals in the world. What makes it exceptional is that it is set in one the UK's most popular cities, known for its unique heritage of creativity and innovation.
Director & Co-Designer Zi Ling Story & Producer Eldarin Yeong
Co-Designer Tong Zhao Lighting Designer Ali Hunter
Joe Garbett (Jack) Anastasia Kostner (Jackie) Jemma Gould (Natalie) James Aiden Kay (Christopher)
* The role of Jack/Jackie will be played alternately by Joe and Anastasia
Cellist Carolina Bartumeu
Date: Thursday 10 May and Saturday 12 May 2018
Thursday at 5:45pm
Saturday at 4:15pm
Running Time: 60 minutes (with no interval) | Suitable for ages 14+
Venue: The Warren (The Hat), St Peter's Church North, York Place, Brighton BN1 4GU
Ticket Price: £11 (£9.5 concs)
Box office: www.otherplacebrighton.co.uk 01273 987516