Metta Theatre: Well

Well is a new circus-dance theatre work exploring the largest mass poisoning in history.

1973. A girl in green hangs in mid-air, her life pouring out of her. A well is drilled. A silk drops. Clean water. 40 years later, and now her daughter hangs in the balance.

Since the 1970s over 70 million Bangladeshis have been exposed to dangerous levels of arsenic in the water from tube wells dug to alleviate the lethal, endemic dysentery. Metta Theatre explore the impact of well-intentioned international intervention through a stunning fusion of classical Indian dance and contemporary aerial circus (silks and aerial hoop) set to a rich soundscape of Bengali music and recorded text.

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Tour dates: November/December 2013; April/May 2014

Technical specifications

Brief description of set:
10 metal pots (for carrying water).
Min dimensions: 6.0m wide, 6.0m deep, 7.0m high
Three single points for two silks and one spinning hoop.
Lighting plan:
Crew on tour:
1x production manager / rigger, 1x stage manager / wardrobe
Get in / get out:
Same day get in / 2 hours get out