Dates and Times
Tue 13 & Fri 23 August 2019 at 7.15pm (Fri 23 Aug 3pm)
Presented by Steven Zilinskas
Combining dance, text and improvisation, Mirage is a kinaesthetic exploration of reality and empathy. What does a person have to do to move you? A solo performance by Steven Zilinskas.
The performance takes influence from a research trip made to the original Newton’s apple tree in Lincolnshire, spending a day by the tree in order to come up with ideas for the show.
Bringing back moments from the trip and working with apples in the space, Mirage is a dance philosophy that tests reality through laws of physics, whilst exploring otherness in a post-Brexit Britain, stereotypical viewpoints and perception.
“Mirage presents an exquisite assortment of philosophical reflections on reality and illusion. Steven is an otherworldly performer, combining humour and a unique and quirky movement vocabulary to question what is real in our contemporary world. Funny in every sense of the word – peculiar, comical, strange, hilarious – Mirage is a cabinet of mindboggling philosophical curiosities.” – Ildiko Rippel, Zoo Indigo
About the artist
Steven Zilinskas is a physical theatre practitioner based in London. Previous productions involve CLUB PARADISE (Shenanigans Theatre Company, toured 2018 Birmingham MAC) solo works MIRAGE (2018, toured Edinburgh Festival Fringe) and his most recent production WOOL (2019, toured Birmingham MAC) working with a specific approach to dance and movement-based work.