03/09/2015 19:00 & 19:30
Solar Bear on tour
The world is silent, and music is everywhere.
Kind of Silence explores senses and the way we communicate. The 'silence' represents not only something we hear, but something we experience through the ways we can or cannot communicate.
This production, created for Solar Bear by Danny Krass, is based on the stories of Echo and Narcissus
Echo is cursed. Once a furious gossip, now she can only repeat the last words spoken by others.
One day she discovers Narcissus lost in the forest. She instantly and hopelessly falls in love with him. Narcissus rejects Echo.
Narcissus is cursed, so that he will love and never be loved in return. He finds a perfect reflective pool in the forest and falls in love with his own reflection. Echo witnesses his suffering, and suffers in turn.
Danny Krass, Alon Ilsar and Kai Fischer will use new technologies to transpose music so that both deaf and hearing performers will feel the same vibrations and rhythms. Using speech, sign, dance, text and sound throughout, no single audience member will access everything, but all will access the piece and engage with it in their own way.
Directed by Danny Krass
Design by Kai Fischer
Choreography - Chisato Minamimura
Cast: Charlene Boyd, Jacob Casselden, Alon Ilsar & James Anthony Pearson.
Accessible to deaf and hearing audiences.
Suitable for 14+
PRESS REVIEWS & FEATURES
Scotsman 4 stars
"This fascinating show opens up endless opportunities"
The Herald 3 stars
"Radical, challenging, sometimes elusive, Kind Of Silence is a tremendous, imaginative leap towards making music vibrant for deaf and hearing audiences alike."
The List 4 stars
"Solar Bear's new production, directed by Danny Krass, is a powerful exploration of the limitations of communication."
Feature Article in Scotsman www.scotsman.com/what-s-on/theatre-comedy-dance/joyce-mcmillan-greatest-shows-defy-easy-labels-1-3884929
Feature article in The Herald www.heraldscotland.com/arts_ents/stage/13639581.Making_musical_theatre_for_those_who_can_t_hear/
Images: Eoin Carey
3 & 4 September
Royal Conservatoire of Scotland