An evocative performance for one audience member at a time, exploring the notion of inner voices: the familiar as well as the more unusual ones. Dance With Me also relates to the voices that may be part of the consciousness of a building and was originally developed for the context of an arts centre that used to be a Mental Health Asylum.

The audience member enters an empty and sparse room, only equipped with a table, a chair, a table lamp and a cassette recorder. A voice starts to address the audience member and gives basic instructions. Soon other voices join in and step by step a cacophony of voices build up and fill the room. The show ends with a surreal encounter.

The development of the performance was supported by conversations with members of the Hearing Voices Network in Bristol.

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Originally supported and presented by Proximity Festival, Australia. Supported by Residence.

 

Each of Program C’s presenters show mastery of the intimacy and mind manipulation possible with a single audience member, but Dance With Me amazes on two fronts.
Realtime Arts Magazine, Australia
Mesmerizing!
Audience feedback, Proximity Festival 2014
Dance With Me was so intense and beautiful – it reminded me of the yellow wallpaper and that strangeness of entrapment.
Audience feedback, Proximity Festival 2014
If I was to become unwell in the mind, I'd love to dance with a wolf again.
Audience feedback, Proximity Festival 2014