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Dry Room《乾枯的房間》

Eldarin Yeong Studio

July 4|Tue|19:30
July 5|Wed|11:00
Dance Theatre


TWD 400


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.
二十世紀英國畫家培根(Francis Bacon)的畫風陰暗怪誕,經常呈現噩夢般的暴力畫面。《乾枯的房間》從培根作品的十一個場景中摘取暗黑的情感,融合馬格利特(Magritte)謬論式的超現實主義,以裝置藝術和表演者間的關係呈現童年的創傷和扭曲的慾望與激情。舞者手中時有時無的線如同繩索般牽制著主人公的命運。

Production 演出與製作團隊

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

Duration 長度

45 mins

Language 語言

Sung in Catalan without surtitles.

Special Notes 注意事項

  The age guidance for this production is 18+.
  Performed without intermission.

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