Scenes From A New Jericho (1984)

Tables and chairs, with their occupants, counterbalanced against each other, drifting, falling, up and down, all hanging off the side of the Queen Elizabeth Hall at London’s South Bank Centre.

Every action was accompanied by an equal and opposite reaction. So it is with the emotions: the text (by Deborah Evans) used snippets of popular songs to string together as many bittersweet heartbreaking situations as possible:

"In lines of disconjunctions of interactions every next line renders that line meaningless and ridiculous. Every action in the performance is met with a constant sense of defeat. No time is spent on defeat."

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Review: Scenes From A New Jericho
11 Jul 1986
Published in De Volkskrant

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