Way Out West, the Sea Whispered to Me
From: Friday, 26th February 2010
To: Friday, 26 February 2010
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In a show that studies the action of the sea, both as mythology and as an awesome presence, the company ask: why is it people are drawn to the sea? This is a remarkable examination of how the sea functions as a dwarfing muse of existential contemplation, a place of leisure, and as a heartless destroyer - explored through British Edwardian sea-side resorts, disappeared locations and 1930s dust bowl Kansas. Inspired by the performance duos Laurel and Hardy and Gilbert and George, the duo Cupola Bobber present an enchanting performance full of intelligence, fortitude and imaginative wit. Founded in 1999, Cupola Bobber is collaboration between Stephen Fiehn and Tyler B. Myers. They work slowly out of their studio on the west side of Chicago to create performances that have been seen across the US as well on international tours including the UK. In 2007/8 the duo were International Artists in Residence at the Nuffield Theatre Lancaster, where Way Out West… was conceived and largely developed.
27 February 2010
Cupola Bobber is a Chicago-based collaborative duo comprising Stephen Fiehn and Tyler B. Myers. Way Out West, the Sea Whispered Me portrays aspects of the sea as a source of leisure and a merciless destroyer.
Visually they are able to convey some of this concept, as the powerful impact of waves crashing on the shore is achieved by yanking the corner of the white tarpaulin upon which the performance takes place, it then flips over to reveal a bright blue underside that illustrates the action. A simple device of amplifying an ordinary fan provides a haunting wind effect.
It is when the show uses words as well as actions and effects that it runs into trouble.It is possible that the duo is trying to disorientate the audience and so make them examine familiar objects from a different angle. But the method they use is so obscure as to generate irritation and, worse, boredom.
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