Trapped

Trapped is a thrilling new dance/theatre work motivated by the world-famous collapse of the San Jose mine in Chile in 2010 which trapped 33 miners deep underground for 69 terrifying days. Incredibly, they all survived.

In confined and underground spaces, extreme physical movement and personalised lighting create a world horrifying in its darkness but hopeful for the light of the future.

An atmospheric soundscape and haunting, original live music add to the power of this experiential journey… sending chills down spines.

During September 2016 and earlier this year, Experiential’s excellent cast of Luke Birch, Michael Spenceley, and Stuart Waters experimented within a number of crypts, mines, tunnels, caves and underground bars around the UK, performing Trapped to invited audiences. With valuable insight from Chilean-born Experiential company member Gabi Serani, the performers went deep underground and into the psyche and experiences of the 33 Chilean miners whose incredible story touched the world and following the success of this period are now touring from April 2018.

Unlike anything I’ve experienced before. Inspirational, thought provoking and topical – human behaviour. I particular liked being able to see the facial expressions of the dancers

Audience

Trapped is a promenade performance like no other I have experienced – notably for its power and capacity to surprise.

Graham Watts

Company

Rachel Johnson

Choreographer & film maker

Wayne Sables & Jonathan Binks

Cinematographers

James Welland

Composer

Michael Mannion

Lighting Designer

Luke Birch, Michael Spenceley, Stuart Waters

Performers

Gabi Serani

Workshop Leader

Charlotte Vincent

Mentor

Special thanks to the support of Arts Council England, Chilean Anglo Society The Crypt Gallery, Victoria Tunnels, White Scar Cave, Trinity Laban, Pure Arts, Joe Armitage, Alderson Law, Spin Arts and to all those who supported our crowd fund with Phundee.

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