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'Daylight people scare me...The confident ring of their footsteps...Their desire for everyone to be up and in harness...Day is always fresh and new...Exhausting...'
A fifteen-year-old runaway is taken in by an older man. Both live at night: the man on his balcony, watching from afar, while the boy is drawn deeper into the city's underworld.
Inspired by the photography of Nan Goldin, Shadowmouth is about people trying to connect in a landscape of disconnection, the power of desire, and being alone late at night. Combining hypnotic language with arresting dance theatre, this bold and thrillingly new show salutes the underbelly of urban life.
Shadowmouth opened at the Sheffield Crucible on 1st June 2006, directed and choreographed by Dominic Leclerc.