Immersive Puppetry inspired by Roger Callois's discussion of "Mimicry and Legendary Psychastenia"
Dark Space is the story of one woman's personal metamorphosis
told in lush puppet spectacle and theatrical installation. A storefront becomes a theater where audience is led through tunnels and doorways to witness the puppet show unfold around them.
To these dispossessed souls, space seems to be a devouring force. .. [She] tries to look at her self from any point whatever in space. [She] feels herself becoming space, dark space where things cannot be put.
Roger Callois The Edge of Surrealism
With breathtaking imagery and innovative staging, Dark Space explores that liminal place where everyone must shed his or her old self and sit, bodiless and indistinct, before moving forward to embrace a new identity.
"It’s one of those rare perfectly realized amalgams of art piece and theatre, the kind of thing you always hope you will see in odd offbeat performance spaces, but almost never do." - Ken Perlin
Dark Space was co-created by imnotlost and Infinite Coast. It was the culmination of a Chashama Performance Residency and premiered in February 2009 in New York City.
- A Chashama Performance Residency Award
- One Arm Red studio and rehearsal space
- and generous private donations
- Premiered in Feb 2009 at Chashama on 42nd st.