Cities, suicides, in love, off bikes, through doors and down stairs. The fall of a government; my fall from grace. Shoes in a tumble drier. A gymnast’s leap.
Imagine you are looking out of a window. Not here. Not with me, not my window. But somewhere else, somewhere else in the world completely. You’re looking out of a window and you see something sail past.
Clerke and Joy (UK) are thinking about how we fall, where we fall, and what it might mean to give in to gravity. In a city that could be anyone’s, mass protests sweep first the internet and then the streets, toppling an unstable government and creating a moment of uncertainty; a tipping point. With writing gathered from an open call out, a young female Marathi actress (Rucha Apte, India) original music composed by Daisy Moon (UK) and Sid Vashi (India), and a haphazard box mountain built live on stage, Falls 2-11 is our unofficial onlooker’s history of falling.
The show was supported by Arts Council England, Bristol Old Vic Ferment and Falmouth University and performed across India at various venues including Prithvi Theatre in Mumbai from October 2014 to January 2015