Biped’s Monitor by Arbonauts was a unique site-based performance merging highly-physical and aerial theatre with an ethereal operatic score. Inspired by Italo Calvino’s magical folktale The Baron In the Trees and created was for the disused chapel and trees of the iconic Nunhead Cemetery. Performed at dusk, the performance invited audiences to roam through strange and evocative moments of the Baron’s memories. Blending texts from Ralph Waldo Emerson, Italo Calvino and William Blake, Biped’s Monitor is a voyage of unexpected events – of delicacy, violence, nature and release.
Gruff devised for and performed part of Biped’s Monitor.
Commission by Arbonauts within Bipeds Monitor.
Devised & Performed by Thomas Bostock, Alistair Foylan, Phoebe Naughton & Holly Shuttleworth