Presented by Fuel and Encounter
The Kids Are Alright is a surreal and confronting new work combining dance and new writing, participation and performance, children and adults.
When a day trip to the Natural History Museum turns to tragedy, one family is left as hollow as the cold bones of the blue whale. At home, they attempt to make sense of the unimaginable in ways as unpredictable as the incident itself.
At the same time, with sound protective headphones and in an auditory world of their own, children storm the stage with a mandate for change.
Smashing two restricted worlds into one radical show, children and adults attempt to come to terms with their lives spinning out of control.
In their unique, experimental style, Encounter shed light on the state that we are in and ask what happens when generations collide in a battle where hope and despair fight for centre stage?
Commissioned by The Place, supported by The Albany, Folkestone Quarterhouse and Arts Council England.
Gallery Images: Chris Nash
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