A piece of dance theatre inspired by Freud’s interpretation of dreams – among other things – can be seen at the New Theatre Royal, Portsmouth, on Wednesday (7.30pm).
Six performers aged between 25 and 60 aim to turn bone-structures liquid and de-construct and re-construct bodies and their secrets in Tilted Productions’ new work, Masquerade.
Other influences in its creation include the surrealist movement of the mid-20th century and its fascination with the subconscious, eroticism, death and the mystery of time
Artistic director Maresa von Stockert, who describes the work as ‘my personal love declaration to surrealism’, has collaborated with SFX artist John Schoonraad on the project.
He has created delicately-sculpted faces and prosthetics that will be brought to life by the dancers and become an integral and intricate part of the production’s physical poetry.
Evoking vivid imagery from the beautifully macabre to the violently sensual, Masquerade invites the audience to leave behind the rules of reason and dive into a dreamlike world that gives free rein to the choreographer’s imagination.
n Tickets: (023) 9264 9000 or newtheatreroyal.com.