Ce spectacle est une sortie de résidence.
Two Little Boxes is a highly physical and often interactive piece of theatre, which knits together mime, dance, theatre, music and film. In a world where the only thing that speaks is the body, we invite the audience to recognise moments from the journey of A and J as glimpses of emotion reflected from their own lives. It is a story of human social development, the insecurity of youth, the desire to fit in, the crisis of identity, the frustrations of relationships, and with all this: the construction of gender identity. As students of physical theatre in Paris at the L’École Internationale du Théâtre Jacques Lecoq, and the International School of Corporeal Mime, we are exploring our training and experience – in combination with a new venture into Ann Bogart’s Viewpoints technique – to explore the point where movement and gesture intertwine, where the quality of a simple movement of the head can show the history of a life-long relationship.
Since the performance describes the relationship between the bodies of two young men and their own masculinities as they develop, there is no need for tables or chairs, backdrop, nor even any props; the dramatic space is that which exists under the skin of the two boys, between their two characters in development, and between them and their audience, of whose presence they are becoming all too aware. Along with their bodies, the dramatic space is in fact carved up by hundreds of small floppy pieces of fabric. Some people wear them on their feet and call them ‘socks,’ though for A and J they are the environment, and a way in which they can constantly manipulate the space in colourful ways.