Dates and Times
Wed 24 - Fri 26 Oct at 9pm
Featured in No Direction Home: a festival exploring displacement, migration and refuge Browse the full line-up here.
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Presented by Double Trouble
At a time when we seem to be searching for a clear answer to the question ‘who are we?’, Double Trouble wonders instead if the challenge of finding the authentic story of our ancestors is to be celebrated.
Based on autobiographical material, ‘Adventures in Black and White‘ explores displacement and its aftermath through storytelling, sound- and imagescapes. We follow the parallel lives of two people in exile, one in Siberia, the other in Sussex, both forced to leave their homes as children in the first half of the twentieth century. Their experience of displacement has crystallized into half-remembered stories, blurry photographs, family habits and two Granddaughters who are having trouble finding their roots.
The imagery we create touches on the universal nature of ‘displacement’, connecting the characters’ experiences to those of others, including in the present. We explore the light within the dark: the creative survival tactics employed by young people in exile, the idiosyncratic habits passed down through the generations of families who have been displaced, and the fertility that lies within the inability to get back to our origins.
Devised and Performed by – Judita Vivas and Miriam Gould
Dramaturgy – Charles Adrian
Design – Andrea Carr
Set – Marcela Iriarte Villalobos
Costume – Robin Lill
Photography – Nina Carrington
Video – Monir El Haimar
Supported by Arts Council England.
This production contains partial nudity.
About the Company
Double Trouble is Judita Vivas and Miriam Gould. Their shared performance work seeks to explore autobiographical and real-world events, using improvisation, physical imagery and sound art.
Image credit: (c) Nina Carrington