On a quest for adventure and self-discovery, a group of friends (Vanity, Fear, Happiness, Frustration, Bravery & Curiosity) cross the threshold and plunge into a forest of fear. Through real and imagined landscapes, helped and hindered by people and creatures along the way, they must battle demons to return with untold riches on a tandem.
Everyday Hero is a unique, outdoor dance theatre production, performed by an integrated company of visually impaired and sighted performers. The show features a rich soundscape of music and sound with a descriptive narrative text containing elements of audio description, to tell the story and outline the action.
‘I loved it. Loved it.’ Lemm Sissay, Associate Artist at Southbank Centre and Official Poet at London Olympics.
‘Beautiful‘ Sara-Ellen Williams, Senior Events Manager, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park
‘Great storytelling,’ Bradley Hemmings, Artistic Director, Greenwich & Docklands International Festival & Co-Artistic Director, London 2012 Paralympics Opening Ceremony
‘The surrealism of the story is so reflective of how blind & partially sighted people perceive their lives, the emotions & fears etc.’ Fiona Musgrove, Vision 4 Growth
GDIF blog post: The Ideas Behind the Show
Technical specs (for promoters)
R&D Process 2012
The new show is based on an R&D project in 2012, which explored the potential of working with blind and partially sighted participants on tandems. The initial R&D culminated on 10th July 2012 with a public sharing. Further information HERE.
Everyday Hero is a collaboration between Artistic Director, Karen Poley, Virginia Farman, Choreographer; Tracey Hammett, Writer; Oliver Aylmer, Sound Design; and Holly Murray, Costume Designer; devised with and performed by Amelia Cavallo, Ben Driscoll, Karina Jones, Sophie Arstall, Virginia Farman and Zoe Georgallis
In partnership with:
& Awards for All
Pocklington Resource Centre, Balham