A sensory adventure for audiences.
COMING to CHAPTER, CARDIFF, 12-22 JUNE 2013.
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Step off the street, and into a darkened room. You can hear someone breathing. Maybe it is your own breath. You can sense someone moving. The ground beneath your feet feels strange. You are not alone.
BLINDA is an exchange between audience and performers. You will find yourself in unfamiliar circumstances, where the distinction between yourself and others seems less clear. Your actions are reflected back at you, and resonate outwards from you in ways you never imagined.
BLINDA takes its cue from Dostoevsky's short story The Double, in which a man walks down the street and sees someone who looks exactly the same as he does. As a consequence of this his life changes forever. We invite you to look into a mirror and realize that for a short space of time you will not see yourself – you will see nothing; you will have disappeared. And when you return, things might have changed. The world is not quite what it seemed, and the needs of strangers are the same as yours.
Performed at 229 High Street Swansea in April 2012. Blinda will be recreated at Chapter, Cardiff for June 2013.
Directed by Paul Huw Davies
Design by Guðný Hrund Sigurðardóttir
Movement by Catherine Bennett
Rachel Helena WALSH
Images by Philip Rees
Stage Manager: Kevin Smith
Assistant Design & Build: Christine Urquhart; Erini Gregoriades
Sound Design: Daniel Philpin
Production Technician: Louise Rouse
Production Assistance: Jon Hole; John Kirk
Video by Tom Betts