First, the Amazon rainforest caught fire. Then the Australian bush. Then Ukraine, California, Greece. Notre Dame in Paris. Then came the coronavirus, then Ukraine again, in a different way. Black Lives Matter, Minsk protests, Polish abortion law, Freeszfe, family is family, teachers on strike. Back in the summer, the whole of southern Europe was in flames. Now, in a sense, the whole world is on fire.
The same fervour that is appearing as a huge fire in the world is also being felt in people. Just as a conflagration relentlessly devours everything in its path, so revolution is accompanied by destruction: to achieve rapid, sudden change, it is essential to immediately dismantle the previous system. It is only the perspective that is different: in a conflagration, we are the sufferers, while in a revolution, we are the active agents.
The performance seeks to explore the duality of destruction, devastation and the subsequent redesign and reconstruction in a new language born out of the duality of dance and contemporary puppet theatre.