Three performers dance their memories and hopes in this raw allegory of life which will make you laugh, cry and dance in your seats. Assisted Solo is about people using each other or whatever else they can to make their own perfect dance. But it’s not always clear who’s assisting who. Philip Connaughton, long-time collaborator Lucia Kickham and French dance artist Magali Caillet are accompanied by video footage of Madeleine, Philip’s mother, who suffers from advanced dementia. Her ancient and beautiful presence makes us also look at how we, as society, deal with the ageing body.
This work is presented in partnership with Project Arts Centre and in association with The Everyman.
images: Luca Truffarelli