We're exploring different creation myths and stories that relate to the idea of preordained destiny, it's rejection and the desire for change. Here, maybe, the Norns and the rope of destiny juxtaposed with Maui's challenge to Hine-nui-te-pō. The idea is that we work with the contributions of the collaborators towards a work that is still being discovered.
One of the major components for Frankenstein will be experimentation around sound. The others will relate to aerial work, puppetry and film. All in search of the perfect human being for our age - between the native body and modern cyborg...
“I ought to be thy Adam, but I am rather the fallen angel...”
Workshops have recommenced for the Frankenstein project that we had planned for last year. It will be presented in June. We use the Shelley as a platform to begin an exploration: “The whole series of my life appeared to me as a dream; I sometimes doubted if indeed it were all true, for it never presented itself to my mind with the force of reality.” Here's an image from last weeks training - working from our circle warm-up and adapting - breath, birth, ritual.