W I S H B O N E is a new show by Laura Burns in collaboration with Jo Blake Cave, Jo Hellier and Simone Kenyon. The piece follows four women as they create a ritualistic space on stage.
W I S H B O N E precedes Emma Frankland’s Rituals for Change in the opening week of NOW 16.
We caught up with Laura during rehearsals to give you a peak into what to expect…
What am I going to see?
Four women’s paths meet. An exploration of ritual, rhythm and the histories embedded in bodies and place. A patchwork of velvet, vibrating hands, a diamond formation and singing stones. Creatures will emerge in blue light and our limbs will be out of time; how to animate the place we are in and the places we have been in? We travel down to the centre of the earth to come back up again and activate one another as women.
Why do you think this work needs to be made NOW?
The time is always NOW to see four women on stage together…
Which other weeks of NOW ’16 are you excited about and why?
Mandala is intriguing me because I love sound work and have been thinking a lot about geometry and symmetry so am keen to see this; I love DKHP and the performers in the piece this year so can’t wait to see their new work; the Ponyboy Curtis and Badass Grammar double bill is really exciting – I wonder what they both do with the gaze of the audience and how the pieces sit together.
W I S H B O N E will be showing at The Yard Theatre from 10 – 14 May as part of NOW 16, our annual festival of contemporary theatre.
Find out more about the rest of the festival including who else will be performing by clicking here.