FRAMEWORK

IN CO-PRODUCTION WITH THE
INTERNATIONALE STIFTUNG MOZARTEUM SALZBURG
AND AXIS DANZA UDINE

written by Kristian Lever and Kellen Mcdaniel


CHOREOGRAPHy AND direction - KRISTIAN LEVER


score and sound design - KELLEN MCDANIEL AND MARSHALL MCDANIEL


SETs and costumes - THOMAS MIKA


LIGHTing - NUNO SALSINHA 



executive director - ANDREAS FLADVAD-GEIER


COMPANY MANAGEr - SARA COFFIELD

Performers - Olivier Coeffard, Ève-Marie Dalcourt, Carolina Mancuso,
Sade Mamedova, Malcolm sutherland, and iftach vardi 


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Framework is a new creation of dance theatre. An evening filled with surprises and plot twists. Framework breaks with the traditional narrative structure as we follow the journey of helen, a woman who has been kidnapped by total strangers and who forms an alliance with her captors out of fear and loneliness. As she spends more time with her kidnappers and hope of rescue is fades from her mind, helen finds herself coming to enjoy her captor’s company.

Over time, helen becomes cooperative and involved in the group’s activities, leaving memories of her past life and responsibilities behind. She lives a life of newfound freedom and liberty with her reckless, and ramshackle colleagues. helen doesn’t think of her old life; she can’t even remember it. The group turns out to be so caring and generous she considers herself lucky to have been abducted.

As the evening unfolds, it becomes clear that all is not as it seems. Boundaries between characters are constantly pushed beyond their limits, their identities broken and their images twisted. As the audience is given reason to doubt what they see and what they hear, a much greater mystery is unravelled before their eyes. helen descends into a new world of strife, confusion and heartbreak as a third element pushes and pulls at the seams of an already desperate situation.

 
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