The Rabbit Hole
Work in progress
Georgia Tegou & Michalis Theophanous
Supported by Arts Council England, Dance Umbrella, Studio Wayne McGregor through the FreeSpace programme, SystemsLab, University of Roehampton, E2 Studios.
‘Alice in Wonderland’ is not a children's book. How far you can strip down a story that is totally familiar?
A new visual dance theatre performance inspired by images and meanings from the classic novel ‘Alice in Wonderland’. The work explores existential questions and archetypal images hidden behind the original text. It aims to peel off layers of the story which include aspects of darkness, irony, fantasy and humour.
We do not stage a representation of Alice’s story. Taking inspiration from it we create our own dimension of the classic novel. The work reminds and references Alice’s adventures but is stripped down into allegories relating to real life situations.
Alice is a framework. We examine the relationships created between the performers, the audience and the story itself. We structure conditions found in a narrative that systematically violates the established logic of adults. We relate these to real life situations, dressed up with a filter of absurdness, paradox and nonsense. Little Alice, as well as the reader of the text are accustomed to unusual and surreal situations, they are being removed from what feels normal and exposed to facts that are layered with allegorical meanings.
The story feels like a surreal guide to life.
13th October 2018
DANCE UMBRELLA FESTIVAL
UPPER GROUND, SE1 9PP
2 - 4.30 PM
Interested professionals contact email@example.com for details.
If you have any questions about access please mention it in the email.
Alice: How long is forever?
White Rabbit: Sometimes, just one second.
Photos shot at Studio Wayne McGregor by Nikolas Louka
Choreography & Direction
GEORGIA TEGOU & MICHALIS THEOPHANOUS
KASHISH GABA, CHRISTINA PROMPONA, PATRICIA RODRIGUEZ LASO
Co-lighting Designer & Stage Management
Filming - Editing