Fold is a show that explores how relationships, grow more complex over time. It’s relatable settings, everyday objects and common rituals transposed in to highly-skilled physical theatre.
Everyday scenes are made memorable and familiar gestures are transformed in to acrobatics.
Clothes being folded as bodies and arms interweave in a complex sequence resulting in neatly stacked piles of washing. A cup of tea is acrobatically interrogated, shared and spilled. Mopping the floor moves from domestic chore to intricate dance. A fitted bed-sheet enfolds the acrobats and transforms the scene, moving the audience from playful bedroom, to bedside care to a funeral home.
Through this couple we experience life and death. Romance and loss. While the scenes reflect a lifetime, do these moments belong to now? Are they projections of what a lifetime together could look like?
In Fold ordinary moments are made extraordinary.
Supported by Gravity & Other Myths, Fabrik Potsdam and Circus OZ.
Director Darcy Grant
Performers/Devisors Mieke Lizotte and Lewie West
Dramaturg Julian Louis
Original score composed and performed by Elliot Zoerner and Shenzo Gregorio.
We’ve also received artistic help from Wolfgang Hoffman, Anke Politz and Emma McGovern.
“This is unmissable contemporary circus. Locally made by NORPA with Darcy, Mieke and Lewie. Proud to premiere this work before it heads to Europe!” – Julian Louis, NORPA Artistic Director