Jayne and I are in Berlin to perform with battleROYAL on a show called Soft Landing. The show features songs from both Bombazine Black records played live and some amazing dance and aerial performance by the battleROYAL crew. It's going to be quite a show!
From the battleROYAL website:
battleROYAL presents its new production Soft Landing, a gentle research into the future of our rapidly aging society. The piece explores themes of social isolation, independence and loneliness through the world of a generic 75 year-old man and the various interactions he has with himself.
The performance presents moments of ungraspable pasts and foggy memories, producing an experience of the impotence and redundancy of age.
The relentlessly gentle execution of Soft Landing produces an oppressive weight of passivity. Its determined and creepy softness and slowness is the work’s uncomfortable, strange power.
The human marionette systems represent the thin red lines that govern a society both supporting and restricting. They physically suspend the characters on stage, at times giving them a rare sense of freedom.
Soft Landing is set to the live music of ‘Bombazine Black’. The stunning three-piece Melbourne band that blends glockenspiel and delicate overlays of haunting guitars into a cinematic sound-track.
And here's the trailer:
If you're in Berlin buy your tickets now. If not it's worth a trip!
4, 5, 6 and 7 November 2010 | 20:30 Uhr | Dock 11 - Kastanienallee 79, Berlin