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 begins its UK tour.
Inspired by Surrealism art and the MacArthur Story Stem Battery (MSSB) 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.
The Old Fire Station, 40 George Street, Oxfordshire OX1 2AQ
Fri 8 Jun 2018