LIFE : SENTENCE
Why do we do what we do?
Why do we live where we live?
Why do we love who we love?
What are our choices?
Life : Sentence follows two women’s lives and other human trajectories bringing together people from all over the world in one community of London, reflecting on how to find (and provide) a space within society.
A life shared in sentences.
This is a show about the people of London; a place where everyone is from somewhere else. Therefore a show about all of us.
Laurence Dollander puts faces on the voices from her neighbourhood superimposing projected interviews with a narrative unfolding on stage. This multimedia piece plays with the musicality of languages integrating French and English with Spanish, Turkish, Lithanian, Serbo-Croate, Italian, Hindi, Romanian and more.
'Genuinely moving' - La Provence
With Anwen Hughes-Roberts and Laurence Dollander
Writer/Director - Laurence Dollander
Designer - Marco Turcich
Sound Engineer - Oisin O'Regan
Video - Laurence Dollander
Video Assistant - Gabriela Sandoval
Cello - Sergio Serra
Marius Angenica, Ayse Artun, Paloma Belaunde, Emma Brierley, Amel Day, Jill Dicker-Solderer, Carmina Dragusin, Ausra Drigotiene, Francesca Gioacchini, Margareta Lilija, Marila Perez Pantin, Jane Riordan, Sergio Serra and Simi Treanor
the moon is the sun of the night
What does it mean to be successful in life?
The Moon is the Sun of the Night uses music as a metaphor to question the choices we make and the ones which are made for us. It is an interdisciplinary documentary theatre piece about education, growing up and ultimately our constant search for happiness.
Entirely original, the work interweaves live music and dialogues with projected interviews.
Music/dialogues improvised and performed by Laurence Dollander and Sergio Serra
Set - Nikoletta Katsamperi
Lights - Marco Turcich
Sound - Oisin O'Regan
Created and directed by Laurence Dollander
'A beautifully nuanced multimedia meditation on childhood and creativity'
'The thinking person's antidote to Whiplash'
Pete Brooks - Imitating the Dog
'The Moon is the Sun of the Night creates a sensory collage, impressionistic while being intellectually, emotionally and aesthetically engaging. The music is exquisite, the children are captivating.'
PIECE FOR VOICES, OBOE AND KNITTING
This piece was originally part of a promenade performance entitled Pinning Butterflies; the result of a collaboration between The Royal Albert Hall, Central Saint Martins and a community group working around the theme of Madame Butterfly.
It deals with the representation of love and loss through everyday gestures and the use of objects.
An immersive installation which reflects on depression and struggling to move on. Based on the short-story A Rose for Emily by William Faulkner, it depicts the life of a lonely woman by letting the audience explore her home whilst the accompanying soundtrack exposes her inner conflicts.