An irreverent tour of advertising, breaking news, political campaigns and cheap entertainment, Big Sale is a blitz on the media where the seven performers struggle to separate fact from fiction.
Set to a score by former Pogue David Coulter, and played out on a junk-yard playground stage set, Big Sale see's the cast of characters mutate at will - from political prisoners to TV Hosts, from market traders to sex workers.
Commissioned by Danceworks, Brighton Dome, South Hill Park Arts Centre, Bracknell and The Point, Eastleigh, with additional support from DanceEast, East London Dance and The Place.
“the company approach their theme with an apocalyptic energy that’s by turns funny and alarming and intoxicating... I have rarely laughed so much.”
Independent on Sunday
“Bouncing on and off a scaffolding set, the pert and perky performers whip up a blackly humorous satire”
“The parallels that Silvestrini draws are so witty and persuasive… that the 70 minutes of dance, film and text gel into a refreshingly funny and thought-provoking piece of theatre”
Conceived and directed by
Devised and performed by
Maria Campos Arroyo
Jason Keanan-Smith/Roland Cox
Soundtrack composed and curated by
Set and costume design
AV and film
Sound engineer and provocateur
4 October 2005