In Pieces is a collaboration between Etchells and Fumiyo Ikeda. Comical, puzzling, emotional, intimate and veiled by turns, In Pieces combines movement, dance, written text, improvised speech and concerns itself with memory, with the processes of remembering and forgetting, exploring these both as they are felt and articulated by the body and as they are made manifest in language.
Formed out of fragments – one sense of the ‘pieces’ of the work’s title – the performance comprises an unstable, absurd, surprising, poetic and occasionally numbered catalogue containing remembered phrases, movements, narratives, emotional states, music and songs. Somewhere in the space between these things – between movement and speech, between past remembered and the unfolding present moment of the stage – the event of the performance takes place.
In Pieces premièred on June 4th 2009 at Kaaitheater, Brussels
Directed by Tim Etchells
Performed by Fumiyo Ikeda
Assistant Direction by Sara Jansen
Lighting Design by Nigel Edwards
Set Design by Richard Lowdon
Costume Design by Ann Weckx
Musical advice by George Van Dam
Production by Rosas
Coproduction: Sadler’s Wells, Kaaitheater, PACT Zollverein, Théâtre Garonne, Festival d’Automne à Paris, Théâtre de la Bastille