Past Event

Safe House

Sat 1 Feb 2014

Home: a place of safety, sanctuary and security, or a place of isolation and imprisonment? This spectacular outdoor performance begins with a race through familiar streets before arriving at a particular, mysterious house. A figure balanced precariously on the roof tells the house's story and leads the audience on a surreal and poetic journey as rooms, memories and characters are revealed: from the young couple moving into their home to the child who imagines her surroundings as an enchanted castle, a teenager desperate to escape and an old lady unable to leave.

Metro-Boulot-Dodo creates ground-breaking cross-artform work that combines live performance, site-specific installations, visual art and new media. In Safe House it uses large-scale projections, stunning aerial displays and dramatic visual effects to explore the emotional space that exists between a house and a home. It's a comment on local ideas of home, an emotionally engaging narrative which follows one individual's efforts to find their own home.