Cinematic set design and jaw-dropping physicality combine to create an unforgettable piece of dance theatre that plunges spectators into a foreboding universe of cold, wind and ice.
Two rickety trailer homes sit within a snow-covered landscape, left wholly exposed to the elements under a wide-open sky. Here, the young people of a small mountain community succumb to their subconscious fears, overcome by a pervading sense of loneliness they cannot escape.
Six performers contort, bend, jerk and levitate in dizzying scenes of hypnotic movement. Bodies transform and shake to the sound of an unsettling soundtrack, including Bellini, Stravinsky and Pink Floyd sung live by a mezzo-soprano.
Belgian dance collective Peeping Tom has toured internationally with this uncompromising show, impressing audiences with the ingenuity and hyperreal quality of its work.
‘A theatrical electroshock’Le Monde (France)
Presented by the Barbican in association with London International Mime Festival
1 hour 20 mins/no interval
Age guidance 12+
30 Jan Post-show talk with members of the company Free to same-day ticket holders
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Co-produced by KVS Brussels, Künstlerhaus Mousonturm Frankfurt am Main, Le Rive Gauche Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray, La Rose des Vents Villeneuve-d’Ascq, Theaterfestival Boulevard ‘s-Hertogenbosch in collaboration with Theater aan de Parade and Verkadefabriek, Theaterhaus Gessnerallee Zürich, Cankarjev Dom Ljubljana and Charleroi Danses