Will be the next project that we will be touring in Autumn 2024
It'a gig, it's a lament. Based on the myth of Orpheus and Eurydice it explores underworlds and upper-worlds and is ultimately about letting go...
Performers: Leeza Jessie, Xavier De Santos, Samuel De La Torre, Sofia Velez, Alice Barton
This Is The Land...
Recent practice-based research project investigates the spectral and ghostly in relation to the British Isles.
Exploring the question - What truths lie hidden in this Land?
More questions arise - What haunts the social imaginary and is insistent? How do structures, systems and traditions shape our social imaginary? Can we imagine things differently?
How does the 'folk' genre function in the stories we tell?
What stories can we believe in?
This is the Land toured to Rondo Theatre, Bath, Anglican Chapel, Arnos Vale Cemetery, Bristol, RITU festival, Liege, Belgium in 2022. The Vault Festival, London, 2023.
A blog about the creative process published by the Alef Trust: https://thefield.aleftrust.org/this-is-the-land-a-liminal-journey-through-performance-art/
Is a site-responsive multi-media performance filmed at a derelict mansion, Poltimore House, Devon, in 2019. The project explores the 'Eerie' through re-inhabiting this abandoned site and attuning to its ghostly presences and absences.
Dwelling premiered at the Anglican Chapel, Arnos Vale Cemetery, Bristol, October, 2019.
Performers: Leeza Jessie, Alice Barton, Sofia Velez, Samuel De La Torre, Xavier De Santos
Soundtrack: Helen Roberts and Leeza Jessie
The Strange Geometry of Time
What Haunts? Who and what is haunted?Taking the stories of my childhood, and a fascination with the Eerie and mysterious as it has weaved its way through my life, the performance explores what is haunting the feminine?
Toured to Bath Spa University and Dreams Before Dawn Festival, Paris, 2018
Performers: Mary Steadman, Leeza Jessie
Soundtrack composer: Helen Roberts