Declining Solo

Two Destination Language
Artist Development
Thursday 20 July 2017

A woman returns to visit her family home, and misses the one thing she values most: the father she remembers.

It’s in a place where there’s singing and dancing and eating and drinking and being merry,
and of friendships and familial links, as the total core of communities.
It’s in a place where we still have mountains unadorned.
And where the summer smells of sun, and the winter smells of burning coal.

It is about a heyday, the heyday of a man.
It is also about ageing, it is also about fading.

I think if I piece it back together somehow
If the vase has been broken and I put back the pieces, it can get better.

Combining text with choreography, video and specially commissioned music, Declining Solo is the sequel to Two Destination Language’s award-winning Near Gone.

This performance will be captioned using The Difference Engine.

Part of Departure Lounge Festival 2017