Empty steps

HAVE YOU SEEN THEM?

“Empty Steps” shows the passing of one day for a brother and sister living on the street. From waking up in a huge pile of clothes, to desperate acrobatics on a wall. Enjoying their last treasure of food, and taking solace in painting their own home on the wall…

Two young people 
Constantly under tension
 
No safety
 
No security
 
But life is tension
 
One moment gives a friend safety
And plastic bags around, a sense of security 
Often no food
 
But a piece of bread with cheese is the best feast
 
Two playing as all young people do
 
But not all young people are in a dream world of glue and varnish
 
Two who dream
 
But their dreams are slowly disappearing
 
Have you seen them?

Choreographer and director Camila Sarrazin uses dance, physical skills, humor and drama, to make the audience feel and reflect on how reality is for milllions of children around the world. 

Two versions of the performance exist: An outdoor version performed in urban spaces, and an indoor theatre version using video projections as part of the scenography.

Press quotes:

“The finest visual expressions, that blends in with the space, is Lars Gregersens dance up against the naked, hard wall and Camila Sarrazins choreography with gigantic transparent plastic bags that fills with air and blows away in the air. Hopelessly empty. A metaphor for hidden and forgotten city destinies.”
★★★★ Teater1, Mette Garfield. 2013

“In the glue high they float away in beautiful, strong and at times humoristic pictures. Here the kids can float effortlessly up on the walls and the cloth become living people, that can give care, love and companionship… Although just for as long as the high lasts.”
★★★★ Kulturshot, Jakob Schmidt. 2013

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Idea, staging and scenography:
Camila Sarrazin

Performers:
Lars Gregersen & Camila Sarrazin

Music:
Ángela Acuña

Light/video/audio design:
Tobias Staal

Consultants:
Tiziana Fracchiola & Simon Boberg

Scenography and costume:
Camila Sarrazin

PR, Producer:
Julie Vogelsberger

Partners:
K.I.T.´s Metropolis festival, Helsingør Teater, Artisti in Piazza (IT)

Support:
The performance is sponsored by The Danish Arts Council´s Committee for the Performing Arts and Copenhagen Arts Council.

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