Kill Your Darlings

Category: Show Related artist: Joshua Monten

“Kill Your Darlings” is a 20 minute dance performance for two dancers. It is designed to be performed anywhere, indoors or outdoors, day or night. It makes a big mess.

“Kill Your Darlings” begins in familiar territory. “Hello, darling!” Two men appear and draw chalk squares on the ground. They begin a game of hopscotch, dancing in unison and tirelessly repeating their sequences with nerdy precision.

The basic geometries and rhythms of the game begin to fracture and multiply. The movement grows increasingly complicated and physically demanding, transforming bit by bit into a kaleidoscopic journey around the world of body percussion, and ending in a hyperactive havoc.

“Kill Your Darlings” was developed at the Dampfzentrale Bern and premiered at the Buskers Bern Festival in 2015. The choreography has toured extensively, with more than sixty performances throughout Switzerland, Italy, Belgium, Ecuador, the US and the Palestinian Territories.

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Show Details

  • Date Created: 2015
  • Length: 2 minutes
  • Scale: Small scale
  • Capacity: Under 500
  • Availability: Has touring availability
  • Language: Non-text based
  • Audience type: All audiences, all ages

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