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TrAPPED

'‘A brilliantly physical political satire… Combining verse and dialogue with an intriguing soundscape… a clever, witty, politically provocative piece.’

Yorkshire Post, October 2009





Year :
2009

Credits :
Danced by and created with Amy Bell, Jacob Ingram-Dodd, Lise Manavit, Simon Palmer, Keir Patrick, Natalia Thorn, Phil Williams
Music and Sound Design Jeremy Cox
Set and Costume Design Naomi Wilkinson
Lighting Design Adrian Plaut
Production Manager Pauric Hackett
Tour Technician Matt Henry
Apprentice Dancer/Understudy Clare Brzezicki
Choreography, Text & Direction Maresa von Stockert


Imagine a place where thoughts are overheard and dreams are monitored; where intimate letters get scanned and a warped sense of reality rules over reason. In our surveillance-obsessed times, TrAPPED explores notions of personal freedom.

Unfolding like a film, TrAPPED tells the stories of five characters in a surreal Kafkaesque landscape. Subtly, a commentary emerges on the CCTV-laden world of today and the bygone era of the German Democratic Republic.

A tragicomic world, both poetic and dark, is evoked through original music, spoken word, contemporary mime and striking choreography that ingeniously uses set and props.

Previewed at the Mercury Theatre Colchester and the New Wolsey Ipswich, before touring in Spring and Autumn 2009 to theatres including: LABAN and The Place, London, Riley Theatre Leeds; Merlin Theatre Frome; Traverse Theatre Edinburgh, Lakeside Theatre Nottingham; Lincoln Arts Centre; ARC Stockton-on-Tees and The Junction, Cambridge. Nine days of consecutive performances at Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

Funded by Arts Council England East and Escalator East to Edinburgh.

Supported by Laban Theatre and Mercury Theatre Colchester.

Running time: 75 minutes

 

Press:
‘Von Stockert creates a wonderful atmosphere of menace, highlighting the absurdity of the world she invents… A true original.’

Judith Mackrell, The Guardian, August 2009

 

‘A brilliantly physical political satire… Combining verse and dialogue with an intriguing soundscape…
a clever, witty, politically provocative piece.’

Yorkshire Post, October 2009

‘This is the type of contemporary dance that you can’t take your eyes off.’

Three Weeks Edinburgh Festival 2009

 

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