Exploring the impact of global crises and personal heart breaks, Kissing Rebellion is a new dance theatre performance inspired by the social media message that followed the Paris attacks in 2015: “Il va falloir beaucoup, beaucoup, beaucoup d’amour”- “It’s going to take a lot, a lot, a lot of love.”
With a cast ranging from 19 to 64, Kissing Rebellion is a response to the 2015 terrorist attacks in Paris and inspired by Camille Moravia’s post.
Co-creators Abigail Boucher and Carolyn Defrin, set out to build stories of love and compassion to override the narratives of fear and anxiety which wracked communities. Recording dinner conversations with friends and acquaintances over four years, they’ve used these real-life tales which involve grief, pleasure, and identity, to build a piece that uses storytelling, dance, and visual art to explore our capacity to heal and care for each other.
Hosting dinners in London, Paris, Chicago and Los Angeles, Defrin and Boucher audio-recorded their guests’ humorous, passionate and sorrowful stories that began with a kiss. With connections to family, friends, lovers, identities, places and histories, these original recordings are woven together with live performance to investigate the capacity to heal and care in the wake of what has been shattered.
When: 15th – 30th November 2019
Where: Ovalhouse, 52-54 Kennington Oval, London SE11 5SW
£: Tickets cost £16 or £10 for concessions
More info: www.ovalhouse.com