WE

Photos: Stephen Hughes

WE is a dystopian story unfolding in the far-off future in which people (called ‘Numbers’) live their alienated lives in the single city-state called the ‘United State’. Protected from the rest of the ‘wild’ world by the huge ‘Green Wall’, they live in glass houses closely watched by the ‘Guardians’ - the secret police which protects the society run entirely by the laws of logic and reason.

Everything - including sexual life - is strictly regulated by the ‘Tables of Hours’. Any Number who deviates from the norms of the United State is arrested and publicly annihilated.

 

The main character is the engineer and mathematician D-503. He is designing the spacecraft ‘Integral’, which can travel through both space and time. The aim of Integral is to conquer the Universe by disseminating the ‘Science of Numbers’ among all known civilisations. In the course of this venture, however, D-503 unwittingly gets involved in a love triangle which ends up as a conspiracy plot against the United State - a plot organised by rebels beyond the Green Wall.

 

The Integral mission is in grave danger...

 

Inspired by the Russian science fiction novel WE from 1921 written by Yevgeny Zamyatin (the first novel to be banned in the Soviet Russia, WE was later used as a direct inspiration for Aldus Huxley’s Brave New World and George Orwell’s 1984).

 

Performers

Jo Cork

Evathia Polyviou

Malachy Orozco

 

Concept/Visuals/Co-deviser

Fahrudin Salihbegovic

 

Choreography/Co-deviser

Jo Cork

 

Tech/Lighting/Co-deviser

Malachy Orozco

 

Co-deviser

Orestis Dikaikos

 

Original music

Aris Lanaridis

 

Costume

Georgia Corrigan

 

Aurasma Programmers

Patricia Almeida

Nickolas Anderson

Jack Humphrey

 

Point Cloud/Integral

Mladen Verbanov

 

Camera

Horia Dragoi

 

Video Documenters

Chris Hailes

Georgia Corrigan

 

Music Normaliser

(Time Scales-Pitch Scales)

Srdan Dedic

 

Special Thanks:

Michael Hardwick

Ian Thompson

We Are Now Festival

Roundhouse

 

 

 

 

 

© Studio for Electronic Theatre 2016