Lîla Dance presents a theatrical double bill featuring new work The Incredible Presence of a Remarkable Absence, a re-imagining of the world created by Samuel Beckett in Waiting For Godot.
Lîla Dance's tragic-comedy shifts between tender, absurd, and bittersweet scenarios as four peculiar personalities wait for their salvation. Urgent movement and sporadic dialogues become dynamic forces that relieve them from the overwhelming realisation that there is, in fact, nothing to be done. As the dark and heavy weight of time descends, the doubts and fears buried in the hearts of each character bubbles to unpredictable ends. Where they are and where here is, seems to be on the edges of their memory yet as hard as they try together or alone they can’t quite uncover the answer.
“An altogether gripping little slice of dynamic intelligence.” - Donald Hutera, The Times