“Clevillé takes the surreal into a realm that is ridiculously entertaining & chillingly dark…” – ★★★★ (The Herald)
“fine physical poetry” – ★★★★ (The Stage)
It’s a place we all know but have never been… A forest, a desert of ice. The land of ancient gods, wild animals and
strange creatures. The home of the Terrible and the Sublime…
After their acclaimed debut Plan B for Utopia, Joan Clevillé Dance returns with The North, the bleak yet whimsical
story of John, a young man who finds himself lost in the harsh yet delicate wilderness of the North with only himself
and two eccentric Northerners for company. Without any memory of who he is or where he comes from, John
searches for his own identity in an increasingly unpredictable environment, a place where being lost is the norm and
letting go the only way to survive.
Blending elements from dance, physical theatre and puppetry, The North features cinematic visual and sound design
with original music by Luke Sutherland and an eclectic soundtrack from Wagner to Frank Sinatra.