Confines – solo show

“I miss real people. On streets, in buses, in cafés. People, who look you in the eyes, seeing a whole world in you. People, who look at the world, seeing all of it’s colors. People, who look at the colors, loving each one of them.

Sometimes I just feel like screaming, taking a hold on a person on the street to shake off the mask of indifference. Why did you become so numb, neutral, empty? Why did thirst for life turn to dullness, love and anger to numbness, the ability to care disappeared? Maybe the rain will come and wash off the gray covering the eyes, dirt covering the heart.”

At one moment you’ve become old, without remembering, how did it happen. Years came, passed, disappeared. How long, if at all, did you grow? How long did you age?

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Photo by Joonas Purastie

“Confines” is a society- and therefore also self-critical piece, telling the story of a depleted young woman and her path of learning to accept and love oneself and the world, she’s living in. It is my first full-length solo-performance combining the technical part of circus with poetry and visual arts. Process of creating “Confines” started at Lahti Circus School when creating my graduation act.

The first work in progress was performed at the Circus Tree Festival in Tallinn in August 2015, also performed at Tallinn Youth Week in Kultuurikatel in October 2015.

“Confines” will be presented at the Subcase circus fair in Stockholm in March 2016.

 

Idea and creation: Grete Gross

Duration: 30′

Age target: 12+

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