Eight strangers find themselves in a room with no exit. They are isolated from the world in a bunker where supplies are scarce. In the absence of enough, the new arrivals see themselves in a different light: vindictive and kind, desperate and hopeful. With no allies but each other, 8 disparate personalities vie for survival, connection, and a way out. "The Way Out" is 90 minutes of heart-stopping acrobatics, aerial, theater and dance. It is a truly contemporary form of storytelling, using the raw physicality of the performers, video projection, the choreography of Elizabeth Rose and artistic direction of Terry Crane.
"The Way Out" was originally performed for three weeks during Summer 2013 in Seattle, WA. This show is being re-mounted at the end of a 5-day Artist Residency at Open Space on Vashon Island which will include working on character development with Janet McAlpin of UMO ensemble in preparation for the show to be performed at the Contemporary Circus Arts Festival in Chicago, IL January 2014.
Featuring performances by: Tanya Brno, Marta Brown, Arne Bystrom, Emma Curtiss, Joselynn Engstrom, Tyler Ferraro, Elizabeth Rose, Jonathan Rose
About The Acrobatic Conundrum The Acrobatic Conundrum is a contemporary circus company from Seattle, Washington, founded in 2012 by Terry Crane and Joselynn Engstrom. The Conundrum presents original, extraordinary circus acts alongside moments of absurd and intimate humanity. The artists of the Acrobatic Conundrum tell their stories as individuals as well as take physical risks live onstage. As a company, they are dedicated to a vision of human courage, connection, and collaboration.
Open Space for Arts & Community (View)
18870 103rd Ave SW
Vashon, WA 98070