PARIS DBD FESTIVAL 10TH-16TH JULY- THEATRE DEL MENILMONTANT (PRODUCING/PERFORMING)
JULY - RESIDENCY, VENUE TBC (UK)
AUGUST - EDINBURGH FESTIVAL
The Crab Cannery ship is Bred in the Bone’s newest major work under development. Based on the latest translation (2013) of Takiji Kobayashi’s 1923 novel of struggle, Kani kōsen, the performance follows the sufferings the exploited workers on a Japanese Crab Fishing Ship. The novel explores the vivid imagery of an oppressed life at sea, following the workers immersed discovery of the dominance of the global capitalist machine. 2016 has tried its utmost to rip from us any sense of community or solidarity. In this work, we will dig to the heart of our core company training, exposing and restoring the communal, ensemble spirit that underpins the foundations of Bred in the Bone and our theatre performance.
Physical Theatre (30min) (12+) (English subtitled French) (Space: Salle XL – 11th July 17h / 13th July 18h / 14th July 16h) THEATRE DE MENILMONTANT
Both originally developed for Rose Bruford College Symposia (2014 & 2017 respectively), Clios and Orpheus epitomise Bred in the Bone’s continued interest and investigation into the theatrical adaptation of myth. As a double-bill these performances take their audience from the intense to the intimate, presenting a diverse feast of physicality, musicality, poetry and theatricality.
A bold, physical adaptation of an extract from Henry Bacchau’s Oedipus on the Road (1997), Clios focuses on the blinded Oedipus’ first meeting with notorious bandit, Clios. Embarking upon his quest of physical and spiritual realisation, Oedipus is confronted by the tragic, poetic story of Clios’ past and present – his culture, his battles and his woes.
The second part of this performance, Orpheus, is a contemporary, lyrical and musical adaptation of the mythological poet’s tale of love and despair, written by company member Nick Borsack. A failed musician stands in the cold faced by the bleak inevitability of his fate. Afraid to continue his journey forward, he questions that which sits behind him and holds him back...
(40min) (12+) (English Subtitled French) (Space: XXL – 12th July 20h30 / 13th July 16h) THEATRE DE MENILMONTANT
Dreams Before Dawn is well underway. To check out the programme and to see when we are performing, visit the website.