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.
“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
Choreographed and performed by
Also performed by
Lighting design by
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
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
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)
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