BALANCING ACTS (2017) - A multi-media performance telling the stories of six men and women's experience of depression, and the unique ways they find to cope: from diving and boxing to sex and song. Based on candid interviews, the show uses film and verbatim performance to re-create their worlds, from a 61-year-old agoraphobic man to a 27-year-old deep sea diver. The show aims to build a deeper emotional insight into the condition, to encourage new conversations and explore ways to deal with and potentially overcome it.
Praise for BALANCING ACTS from VAULT Festival 2017:
"An emotional realness that is as arresting as it is rare" - A Younger Theatre
5 STARS Reviews Hub
4 STARS Theatre Bubble
4 STARS Mental Movement
“breathtakingly different ... This is storytelling at its finest’” - Disability Arts Online
BALANCING ACTS transfered to The Garage Norwich following a sold-out run at VAULT Festival 2017, and sold-out premiere performances at Camden People's Theatre in December:
"I absolutely loved Balancing Acts - one of the stand out shows for me of our season at CPT."
- Amber Massie-Blomfield, Executive Director, Camden People's Theatre
About the company:
Filmmaking and visual anthropology team, Kaleido Film Collective, collaborate with feminist theatre company Feral Foxy Ladies, to explore how documentary, performance and film can intersect to gain deeper insight into the human condition.
Producer: Chloë Plumb
Performer & Deviser: Katherine Vince
Dramaturg and Deviser: Claire Stone
Filmmaker and Deviser: Charlotte Seegers, Larissa Alves, Jan Stockel