To love and to cherish, to have and to hold, for better or for worse, till death do us part, here lies the story of Husband and Wife. One home, one salary, one couple.
Our scene begins with Husband and Wife moving into their new home. Belongings are unpacked while they dance together through the living room and settle in. A picture of a perfect life. Time passes. Husband arrives home late from a long day of work hoping to have a nice meal and a cuddle with his Wife, but reality has different plans. He is welcomed with a cold silence… His cheek now burns as he rubs the mark she left and reflects on what new colours he sees in her.
Bruises is a non-verbal Physical Theatre show that incorporates elements of Apache dance and Stage Combat in order to talk about male victims of domestic violence, with the intention to make their voices heard. Pastel powdered paints fill the room in a flurry as the characters manipulate space and light to represent different injuries - both mental and physical. Stories portrayed both dark and light, from beginning to end and everything in between.
- 22-24 April 2021
- Te Auaha
- Tapere Nui