a beautiful naked woman ‘of a certain age’ brutally stabs a young man to death"
It pulls together rich elements of music, physical space, visual arts, text and movement. It contemplates violence, without relying on sensational anecdote. Explores issues in more abstract ways, creating something at once funny, scary, sumptuous, provocative…
"baroque, intelligent pleasure".
"Brief Synopsis seems to be about distance: the distance between us no matter how close we come. The essential loneliness of the human soul is rarely, if ever, completely assuaged. Love is never as wholly satisfying as it promises to be, or not for long, no matter how sweet the lips or engaging the conversation... Kellaway, Molino and David Buckley’s characters comprise an odd triangle of love and lust and it’s hard to know who’s alive, or when." - Lloyd Bradford Syke.
BRIEF SYNOPSIS brings together director and composer Nigel Kellaway with long-time fellow performer Katia Molino, acclaimed photographer Heidrun Löhr and lighting designer Neil Simpson.
Kellaways`s concerns are in physical drama, spatial design and contemporary notions of how to “musicalize” theatre and “theatricalize” music. The live band of 3 ‘cellos, double bass and piano are exceptional musicians experienced in the challenges of our work and eager to ‘let their hair down’. Thousands of Heidrun’s photographs of the performers in motion will be digitally condensed into an animation projected on the venue’s walls, creating a vivid narrative dialogue with the live action and music. Nigel and Katia are respected and highly trained physical performers, having worked across theatre, dance, opera and contemporary performance genres over decades. This virtuosic framework embraces photography, classical and contemporary musical traditions, 20th century theatre and performance texts, scenic design, physical languages and video technologies. A dense tapestry accessible through many familiar “doorways”.