Creation (Pictures for Dorian)
(UK / Germany)
'A WOOZILY BEAUTIFUL MEDITATION ON INTENTION, PERCEPTION, WHAT WE SEE AND WHAT REMAINS INVISIBLE.'
★ ★ ★ ★
Lyn Gardner, The Guardian
This was a LIFT commission which was part of LIFT 2018
Creation is the realm of gods and artists, who create beauty through sheer will and their own bare hands. But who decides what is beautiful?
Creation (Pictures for Dorian) is inspired by Oscar Wilde’s iconic character Dorian Gray, who remains eternally youthful at a terrible cost to his soul. There’s probably a little bit of Dorian in all of us. Joined onstage by older and younger local performers, Gob Squad peeps behind the vanity mirror to question beauty, morality and power – and ask why we so crave the eye of the beholder.
British/German arts collective Gob Squad have performed all over the world for 25 years. Now middle-aged, they have no desire to exit the stage just yet.
Gob Squad returned to LIFT following their previous productions Before Your Very Eyes (LIFT 2014) and Revolution Now (LIFT 2010).
Dates: Mon 4 – Thu 7 June 2018.
'THE FACES OF THEATRE PAST, PRESENT AND YET TO COME ARE BROUGHT TOGETHER IN THIS UNFORGETTABLE NEW WORK BY BRITISH-GERMAN COLLECTIVE GOB SQUAD'
★ ★ ★ ★