dreams of the small gods
"Sensual, kinetic and tactile, Dreams of the Small Gods is a beautiful consideration into the power of folklore and a mesmerizing intervention into the genre of physical theatre"
The List, 2020
Full review can be see here
‘Dreams of the Small Gods’ is a captivating live performance about the triple nature of woman; as animal, as human and as goddess or spirit being.
During the show the audience sees the solo female performer morph from animal into human. In the human incarnation she is visited by the horned mask – ‘Magnus’, who calls on her to transform herself. With his help she becomes a mythological creature, part human, part animal and part primal deity.
Inspired by the timeless wisdom of faerie-tales, mythology and ancient cultures, Dreams of the Small Gods blends aerial circus, performance art and masked ritual to create a surreal, hypnotic world. In a requiem for wisdom lost, it questions human ideas of holiness and profanity and explores the relationship between humans, animals and those we name as our gods.
Basic tech requirements:
- Rigging for static trapeze at min. 5.5m (two points)
- Rigging for lightweight pulley system (two points, in front of trapeze)
- Sound system
- Smoke machine
- Light plan and detailed technical info available on request
- Compost and water is used on the floor. Protective covering can be provided