Where: Jacksons Lane, 269a Archway Road, London N6 5AA
£: Tickets cost £12/£7. To book tickets phone 020 8341 4421 or visit www.jacksonslane.org.uk
What is it?
Loaded is a new, devised theatre piece debuting at Jacksons Lane in London. It is a co-production between the exciting young international OUT OF INC theatre company and The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama. Violent, lyrical and funny, Loaded is a startling new dance theatre show about the mechanics of weight and what happens when we face the limits of our strength.
Gravity shapes us. From birth to death, what bodies can do is bound by what they weigh. Things fall, softly or heavily, constantly or all at once. Some things are too heavy to carry, or to lift. Some things carry us.
Loaded combines an evocative live soundscape with texts ranging from ancient literature to modern science. Eight performers use everything from balloons to ballasts and from pulleys to catapults, to explore how bodies and structures learn to bear loads, or fall apart. Through playful experimentation with a range of materials – beams, planks, sandbags, bamboo scaffolding, yacht sails and rope – this dynamic young company grapple with some of science’s great discoveries; Newton’s law of gravitational force, Galileo’s ‘falling bodies’ and the basic principle that what goes up must come down.
Directed by Sinead Rushe (artistic director of OUT OF INC and creator of Out of Time with Colin Dunne, nominated for a 2010 Olivier Award and a 2009 Dance Critic’s Circle Award) and choreographed by Vicki Manderson (National Theatre of Scotland, Frantic Assembly), the show boasts a dynamic young international cast and creative team who hail from Mexico, Hong Kong, the USA, Cyprus, France, Italy, and the UK.
More info: www.jacksonslane.org.uk