Inspired by the paintings of Francis Bacon. Devised by the award-winning visual artist and theatre director Zi Ling and the Company, "Dry Room" is an intense and captivating physical exploration of childhood trauma and love’s gruesome side. Through a dreamlike and fragmented narrative, "Dry Room" draws out dark emotions in Bacon’s work in eleven scenes of intimate love, distorted desires, jealousy and violent passions. The show gives an intriguing cinematic perspective to a dance piece, by using lighting, live music, and conceptual art. The performance was originally premiered at a prestigious West End venue, Sadler’s Wells Theatre, as "Normal Love", and was well-received by the audience and critics. It has been since renamed and further developed by a brand new cast. The new show features designs by Zi Ling and Fashion Designer/Scenographer Tong Zhao (London/Paris Fashion Weeks) and emerging Lighting Designer Ali Hunter.
Eldarin Yeong Studio is a British theatre company established in 2012 with a focus on challenging and controversial works. Its recent productions include the sold-out Bound Feet Blues ***** (Tristan Bates Theatre), Told Look Younger ***** (Jermyn Street Theatre), showcase Normal Love (Lilian Baylis Studio, Sadler's Wells Theatre), new writing scheme Love and Death (National Theatre China | Embassy of Israel London). The company has engaged with over 300 different international artists to date and received support from over 20 organisations and individuals including Arts Council England, AgeUK, Stonewall, London Pride, Stephen Fry, Sir Richard Wilson and Sir Derek Jacobi.
Diector & Designer:Zi Ling Designer:Tong Zhao Lighting Designer:Ali Hunter Story:Eldarin Yeong Cast:Jemma Gould, Joe Garbett, James Aiden Kay Cellist:Carolina Bartumeu Production Manager:Steve Simmonds Stage Manager:Caitlin O'Reilly Technical Consultan:Hanna Hua Tan
Photo Credit: Tong Zhao & Zi Ling
Sung in Catalan without surtitles.
Special Notes 注意事項
■ The age guidance for this production is 18+. 建議18歲以上觀眾觀賞 ■ Performed without intermission. 無中場休息。