In creating this Experience, our desire was to start with a universe as close as possible to everyday reality, which we could then transform by projecting into the world of hallucination, to brush the extremes of fantasy… In other words, model the utmost banality into a whirlwind illusion…
The challenge was to create a sufficiently wide mind-leap to generate audience curiosity, empathy and introspective examination.
The choice of mute play allows the music to have its place, while placing the onus squarely on the gesticular, and fits naturally with the universal language of the players, inspired by slave chants, Stomp, Jacques Tati and even Fred Astaire.
Welcome to HOP! where theatre, commonplace properties, song and stunts, dance, choreography, magic, body percussion and beat box all contribute towards a truly stunt-junk performance!