Many thanks to the wonderful cast crew and audience for making ‘LEVIATHAN’ presented at Hackney Downs Studios so special!
“Relentless onslaught of manic inventiveness … One moment, we are transported to the inside of the whales stomach, the next we are crew members assisting with the ships chores (…) Beautiful choral singing gives way to strange industrial rhythms, or discordant string notes, or screeching seagulls, or crazed chanting. Primordial colours, smoke, and wind swirl around you. Movement is expressionistic, with elements of dance and acrobatics, including stunning displays of rope climbing.” – Clive Hiley, Trebuchet Magazine
Following the sell-out success of their last London show ‘Cart Macabre’, in co-production with The Old Vic Tunnels, this homage to Herman Melville’s novel Moby Dick, is a performance installation not to be missed.
Investing in telling the striking moments of the relentless pursuit of the great white whale by Captain Ahab, the show is inspired by the monochrome colours, geometric shapes and functionality of Russian Constructivism.
Leviathan takes its audience through an adventurous journey using stunning landscapes, choruses of singers, giant objects, sailor aerialists and hauntingly beautiful songs that will simultaneously fill you with wonder and break your heart.
“One moment, we are transported to the inside of the whale’s stomach, the next we are crewmembers assisting with the ship’s chores, receiving barked orders to help carry large, indecipherable objects across the stage. Beautiful choral singing gives way to strange industrial rhythms, or discordant string notes, or screeching seagulls, or crazed chanting. Primordial colours, smoke, and wind swirl around you. Movement is expressionistic, with elements of dance and acrobatics, including stunning displays of rope-climbing.” (Idem)
Living Structures is an international collective of artists that create exciting visual, physical and musical performances within large-scale immersive structures. Audiences are enveloped within environments that change and transform themselves throughout the show.
Following the sell-out success of their previous show ‘Cart Macabre’, co-produced by the The Old Vic Tunnels, Living Structures are teaming up with Hackney Downs Studios, as well as Teatro Español and Falmouth University to present their new, exciting multi-media, immersive performance LEVIATHAN!
Both shows have been supported by the Arts Council England.
Special thanks to Falmouth University and W1 Productions for their generous support with technical equipment.