premiere April 2017
(Sismògraf Dance Festival, Olot, Catalonia)
LET SLEEPING DOGS LIE
Let Sleeping Dogs Lie is a visceral portrait of a woman imprisoned between memory and premonitions - like a giant torn to pieces by two wild horses pulling in opposite directions. The past and the future are just mirrored compartments that could break.
It's a performance about pain, loss, wanderlust, love, and family. Through reflections on personal issues channeling into the public sphere, the work creates narrative fragments as it looks for evocative images of beauty and emotional power.
It's not she in the world, but the world within her that is depicted. It's inside of her that all of the changes are happening. The stage becomes an installation and it's details become the sceneography.
Laura collaborated with the Catalan composer Roger Marín. He created an original soundtrack for the performance.
Created and performed by Laura Aris
Original music by Roger Marín
Costumes advised and transformation by Amber De Sagaer
Light designer by Alban Rouge
Co-produced by Sismògraf Dance Festival (Catalonia) and Theater Roxy (Basel, Switzerland) and the support of The Swedish Arts Grants Committee. Residences at La Caldera (Barcelona), Destelheiden Art Center (Belgium), Studio Belgica and Ultima Vez (Brussels).
Thanks to Jos Baker, Karen Joosten, Mala Kline, Ariadna Girones and Luciana Carlevaro.