The Incredible Presence Of A Remarkable Absence
Welcome to Lîla Dance’s 50 minute re-imagining of the world created by Samuel Beckett in Waiting for Godot.
It is a tragic-comedy that shifts between, absurd, vulnerable and bittersweet scenarios as four peculiar personalities wait for their salvation. This quartet exists in a world inspired by Waiting for Godot, a world where certainties are in short supply.
The wait is unnerving and brims with frenetic impulses; the characters embrace distraction to escape the terrible silence. The stillness erupts with urgent movement and sporadic dialogues that are at one moment energetic, and at the next tender. The journey is riveting, unpredictable and acutely humorous, it will have you on the edge of your seat one moment and laughing the next.
Choreography/Direction: Abi Mortimer in collaboration with the dancers
Original sound score: Dougie Evans
Additional music: Waiting for a Train by Jimmie Rodgers
& Technical Management: Vince Field
Technician: Carl McCabe.
Costume design: Alice Searle
Management: Morton Bates Arts Services
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