8 – 19 March 2016
This extraordinary solo work BLIND springs from Duda’s experiences as a child in Brazil. Suffering an undiagnosed debilitating illness that rendered him temporarily blind, his search for healing led to surprising discoveries.
With a unique blend of dance and puppetry, using the power of sound and light, he transforms his experience into a metaphor of disease, disability and isolation from society.
"Duda Paiva captures the audience... with bated breath the audience follows the gestures of this
genius puppeteer... he lets his foam puppets foam dance, sing and let them fight to the death... the magic reigns."
"In BLIND Duda Paiva dances with his demons, and with his dance adds an extra layer to the puppetry. Strongly choreographed and directed... supported by soundscape and decor... beautiful puppets from the grotesquely real to almost abstract."
"I was reminded of the ugliness / beauty, good / evil, lumpy / flat dichotomies we try to negotiate on a daily basis. There is peace of mind in knowing the only thing to do is to hold them tight in an awkward embrace as we blindly dance through life."
UNDERGROUND THE HAGUE
Concession, Under 30s & Groups of 8+ $26
60 minutes no interval
Written and Created by
DUDA PAIVA & NANCY BLACK
DANIEL PATIJN & MACHTELT HALEWIJN