I found pain in the light and solace in the dark.
This solo work from internationally renowned dancer/puppeteer Duda Paiva draws on his childhood experiences in Brazil. Suffering an undiagnosed debilitating illness that rendered him temporarily blind, his search for healing led to surprising discoveries. BLIND transforms his experience into a metaphor about disability, rejection, and ultimately, resolution. This rich theatrical tapestry of dance, puppetry, audience interaction, sound and light, is funny, moving and powerful
BLIND premiered at Festival Mondial des Theatres de Marionnettes (France) in 2015, to critical and popular acclaim before touring extensively throughout Europe.
Concept: Duda Paiva, Nancy Black
Direction: Nancy Black
Choreography, Puppet coach, Performer: Duda Paiva
Music/Sound design: Wilco Alkema
Lighting design: Mark Verhoef
Puppets: Evandro Serodio, Duda Paiva
Yoruba teacher/theatre anthropologist: Patrick Oliveira
Dramaturgical advice: Nienke Rooijakkers
Costumes and decor: Machtelt Halewijn
Costume for performers: Atty Kingma
Decor realization: Daniel Patijn
Production: Marijana Mikolcic
Producer: Cameron Stewart /Laswerk /DudaPaiva Company
Blind is a co-production with Black Hole Theatre (AUS), Nordland Visual Theatre (NO), Festival des Theatres de Marionettes (FR), Korzo Theatre (NL) Co Financed by Performing Arts Fund (NL). With thanks to Hans C. Boer, Domokos Kovacs, Patrick Oliveira, MapLab Ultrecht.