Project HaHa

Theatre Performance 2014-2015

devised by RemoteControl

Performed by Petra Casale and Christine Ryndak

 

With the support of Art Coucil England, 

Owl Barn Recidency

And DansarenaNord Norway, Full Spin Festival Essen,

The Point Eastleigh, Cambridge Junction Theatre

 

Winner of the Incoming Festival Bursary 2014, London

Project HaHa welcomes you to an upside-down world.

A fertile, green landscape that sews together the silence of possibility and the noise of waiting.

This is an ironic and hallucinogenic exploration of our desire to be happy now.

So eat your pill.

Let’s put flowery dresses on and build a house.

We will not just sit and study little things. We’ll look straight into the sun.

Imagine if, for one instance, gravity could disappear…

Using naive and manic physicality and hypnotic images, RemoteControl is gripped in a dance macabre with joy.

Now, more than ever, the world and us are hungry for happiness. There is not only the expectation to be happy, but there is also the means by which to measure ourselves against others, The World Happiness Report, The Better Life Index, etc. Advice comes from all angles, from the Pope,

the banks, the papers, virtual friends on Facebook but really, who knows how the hell happiness works?

Project HaHa is our opportunity to delve into human-behaviour, rip it apart and re-interpret it.

The aim of the show is to investigate the fine balance between depression and happiness and happiness verses contentment.

PRESS

“...funny, wild, touching and empowering performance.”

 The Stage – ‘MUST SEE!’

"Images of winsome women, wanton women, women losing it, women putting up with it through gritted teeth, women out of control,   women abused and abusing – it’s all here, presented using a fabulous language of physical, visual and verbal absurdism.They laugh!   They cry! They dance! Perhaps they’ll peck each other to death, who knows?

 Hysterically funny in the darkest possible way. Nice and nasty. Visceral, juddering theatre. If you want a comfortable night out, this isn’t

 for you. If you want to be shaken and stirred, amused and disturbed in equal measures, go."

 Total Theatre Magazine, Dorothy Max Prior

If one were to build

the house of happiness,

the largest space would be

the waiting room

-Jules Renard-

Project supported by the Art Coucil of England and Incoming Festival. Co-produced by DansarenaNord Norway, The Point Eastleigh,

Full Spin Essen and Cambridge Junction Theatre