THE BOX is a 10-minute, experiential, immersive work for an audience of just four people, in which shards of light are as closely choreographed as flinging bodies. Taking place inside an ordinary shipping container, the audience is led inside and asked to stand within a taped square. Once inside, the doors are slammed shut and they are plunged into darkness. What ensues is an experience of light and movement as the dancers, who seem to appear out of nowhere, take the spectators on a journey through exposure and denial of lighting effects.
Complete with muted sound devices and a ‘safe word’, THE BOX is not for the faint-hearted.
THE BOX can take place at outdoor festivals and events, and the shipping container can be placed in a variety of locations, from parks to city malls, making it ideal for place-activation campaigns as well as giving the audience a surprising and exciting pop-up experience.
Director/Choreographer: Shaun Parker
Executive Producer: Andy Currums
Tour Manager: Joel Fenton
Performers: Libby Montilla, Samuel Beazley, Olivia Hadley, Romain Hassanin, Joel Fenton.
THE BOX has been supported by the Inner West Council through EDGE GreenWay Residency, Create NSW and Australia Council of the Arts.