ON TOUR to BERLIN, UK, POLAND, CHICAGO, TOKYO:
Created by Kaite O’Reilly, Jo Shapland and Phillip Zarrilli
Artistic Consultants Mari Boyd (Tokyo) and Peader Kirk (London)
‘…hypnotic…a haunting painterly beauty…[with] the astringent purity of a haiku poem… intense meditation in movement…the performers have a remarkable presence.”
Elisabeth Mahoney THE GUARDIAN **** Feb 2010
Two figures, two lives, multiple time spaces: TOLD BY THE WIND is a new performance of movement and text that ‘dances’ an inner landscape. Inspired by East Asian and ‘post-dramatic’ aesthetics, stories are evoked and told by embodied silences, splintered interactions, and slowed down motion.
Transformative and multi-layered, TOLD is informed by Japanese Theatre of Quietude and String Theory [Quantum physics]. Intimate and meditative, it is a requiem for the unseen; a poignant duet for two figures who never physically meet.
In November 2013 we perform Told in Tokyo, thanks to Phillip Zarrilli securing his exchange/interaction period with AMI Theatre Company that will include performances of Told by the Wind.
First Production Told by the Wind premiered at Chapter Arts Centre, Market Road, Cardiff, 29th January 2010, after a work-in-progress performance and residency in Evora, Portugal.
Lighting designer Ace McCarron
Cast Jo Shapland, Phillip Zarrilli