IBEJI: THE TWINS WHO DANCED WITH DEATH
May 13 and 14
One of Volcano’s new season of specially-commissioned original short performances in the Solo Duets for the Future series. Performed in The Bay at Volcano Theatre.
In this messy meeting point between movement, performance, music, poetry, myth and future action, Buried Thunder tells the story of the Ibeji. Inspired by the Afro-Brazilian myth of Taió and Caiandê’s victory over death (Icu), the twin Orixás hash out new pillars that the world must now adopt in order to move towards peace and regain balance. Having loosened the grip of death over humanity, the twin Gods call on the audience to share the message of their new dances and reconsider their own pillars.
Buried Thunder are a physical theatre company passionate about new work. They devise original, fantastical work that fuses elements of dance, physical theatre and text. Making work for primarily young adults, we reinvigorate and reimagine archaic tales at risk of being lost or forgotten. With an element of outreach attached to every production they aim to Move through movement, Ignite imagination and Unearth buried stories.
Ibeji: The Twins who Danced with Death was created by Artistic Director Olivia Bourne and Associate Director Felipe Pacheco. It is performed by Olivia and company member Melina Koutsofta.