He Who Falls
Part of London International Mime Festival, He Who Falls is literally a gravity defying performance. Six actors explore the dynamics of an enormous moving wooden board, that spins, swings and tilts. The result is a unique combination of strength and grace as the actors delicately perform in counter-balance to the board’s strong, steadfast movements. The 6 lonely figures suspended and trapped in the midst of a dark stage creates a melancholic setting. As they trip and tumble against the unpredictability of the platform you can’t help but feel it’s parallel to real life as we navigate the incalculable world around us.
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