On the Couch

Year of Production


Inspired by the strange world of relaxation tapes, On the Couch revives memories of excessive affection and control within a family unit. Set in a confined carpeted space, featuring hundreds of cloths hanging on a moving coat-rail, two shoe boxes and Seventies’ costumes and music, On the Couch is an hilarious yet moving therapy session where an uncomfortable past resurfaces.

On the Couch is a 30 mins trio and was performed by Bettina Strickler, Luca Silvestrini and Eddie Nixon.

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“I laughed out loud at the brilliant choreography, cheesy music and the tongue in cheek comedy rarely seen in dance.”
Dance Europe
"Both humerous and dramatic .. (On The Couch)...is cleverly devised and a truly dynamic treat."
The Times

Production Credits

Choreographed and performed by
Also performed by
Music by
Lighting design by
Sound engineer
Commissioned by

Tour History

The Place, London

8 December 2001

The Corn Exhange, Newbury

28 June 2001

Braithwaite Hall, Croydon Clock Tower, Croydon

15 June 2001 part of Dance Mania

Richmond Theatre, London

1 April 2001 part of Leap into Dance

The Town Hall, Wycombe Swan, High Wycombe

30 March 2001

Rotherham Arts Centre, Rotherham

5 December 2000 presented by Danceworks

Arnolfini, Bristol

2 December 2000

Battersea Arts Centre, London

17 November 2000 part of Wandsworth Arts Festival

Pavilion Theatre, Brighton Dome, Brighton

16 November 2000

Warwick Arts Centre, Coventry

15 November 2000

Bluecoat, Liverpool

10 November 2000

Dartington Arts, Totnes

1 November 2000 (double bill with Colin Poole)

Swindon Dance, Swindon

27 October 2000 part of Dance Mix 21 (double bill with Colin Poole)

Bonnie Bird Theatre, Laban Centre, London

25 & 26 October 2000 part of Connect

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