SAFE HOUSE, is a spectacular large-scale outdoor performance that explores the significance of home and the importance of being part of a community.
As night falls the mysterious house dramatically comes to life. A figure appears on the roof and climbs precariously onto the chimney and begins to share the story of this house. We witness a family moving in, a child playing within its walls, a teenager desperate to escape and an old lady who can't leave.
The audience is taken on a thought provoking, surreal and poetic journey as rooms, memories and characters are revealed. From the perfect couple and their idealised home, to a child who imagines their home as an enchanted castle. Using large-scale projections and aerial performance, the house dramatically transforms into a variety of breath taking visual backdrops. Aerial performers scale the walls, appear out of chimneys, climb onto the roof top and fly around the house to the point of exhaustion. The home begins to crumble and suddenly our main character stops running. SAFE HOUSE explores the emotional space that lies between HOUSE and HOME, and follows one person's journey to find their home.
SAFE HOUSE will be created site specific at each location. The show start's with an exhilarating race through the local streets and neighbourhoods. The spectacular finale combines aerial performance with an exhilarating quick frame animation of hundreds of photographs taken from local participants in a place they call home. Come along and find out who lives in your neighbourhood and where they feel at home.
METRO-BOULOT-DODO, known for their emotionally engaging narratives and haunting soundtracks are collaborating artistically with Draw and Code and Wired Aerial on SAFE HOUSE. Wired Aerial, internationally acclaimed aerial performance artists are part of the team responsible for the international success 'AS THE WORLD TIPPED. SAFE HOUSE is being produced by Event International.
METRO-BOULOT-DODO have been commissioned by The National Theatre and IF: Milton Keynes International Festival 2012 to create two new shows for the Cultural Olympiad.
TRACK DOWN - MK
21st - 29th July 2012 @ Xscape Milton Keynes
Join the team and take part in a unique multi-media game that takes you on a breathless journey around Xscape Milton Keynes. Armed with a smartphone, immerse yourself in a world that comes to life all around you as you solve clues and complete tasks to move through the levels.
TRACKDOWN - NT
JULY 29th - AUGUST 26th 2012 @ THE NATIONAL THEATRE
Take part in a unique multi-media game that takes you on a breathless journey around The National Theatre. On every level and in the most unexpected places you'll discover anecdotes, mementoes and memories about the people who have worked and played in this miraculous building.
Stacked in shipping containers, every phone starts empty, no contacts, no messages. But the moment your phone becomes active it starts to store your memories on its memory. You choose your ring tone, your screen saver, your address book grows, your photos are stored and the life of your phone becomes a reflection of your own. Soon it becomes your link to the world, a place where you hear and read about moments both mundane and momentous.
Using a combination of soundtrack, short film, visual installation and performance COMMUNICATION BREAKDOWN is an interactive experience that explores the importance of keeping communication alive.
Flag down the ‘Whispers’ rickshaw for a truly inspiring 10 mintue ride! An intruiging game of choice and chance will lead you to one of 5 stories exploring notions of fate, luck and the life journeys we take to fulfill our dreams.
An idealistic traveller, finding herself alone in a new city, opens herself up to all possibilities. Stumbling into a dark bar she downs a couple of cocktails and her night slips from her control..... and her memory.