From the dark twisted reaches of John Darvell’s mind sprang a wonderfully unsettling piece about brainwashing.
Exploting Twitter, Facebook and 18 hours of live streamed video to turn a small dance production into an international gala.
dareyouwatch, co-commissioned by SHP Live, integrated writing, story telling, digital cinema and online interaction in and around a live performance. The work spanned a range of cultural references from iconic cult film, online digital culture, open world games, live art and contemporary dance with an understanding of our contemporary media landscape.
Over 1,200 people from 16 countries watched the durational performance on YouTube, the Facebook page gained over 6,000 ‘Likes’ and the characters’ Twitter feeds reached almost 13,000 people - taking NOCTURN to new viewers and telling a strange, macabre story in a unique way.
Supported by Arts Council England, SHP Live/South Hill Park, West Berkshire Council and Newbury College.
John Darvell, Director and Choreographer
David Varela, Storyteller
Martin Franklin, Video Live Stream
Oli Newman, Composer
Luke Antysz, Dancer
Deborah Ann Camp
Laura Caldow, Dancer
Oliver Scott, Dancer
Stephanie Townsend, Dancer
Fiona Willward, Dancer
Paul Batten, Lighting, Set Build and Stage Management