On Friday, 25th May, the Lower Sixth IB Theatre class created a special ‘pop-up’ theatre event in the College’s Reflective Garden at midday.
Pupils have been studying Butoh, a form of Japanese Dance Theatre which is often known as a ‘Dance of Darkness’. Through a series of workshops they have developed their own practice and created this piece, ‘Untitled’, drawing from their collectively written Butoh Fu.
Deep underground it rests
Awake, alive in the night
Infected eyes glow like death
Voices from below piercing through its flesh
Carrying its pain and sorrow
Filling its stomach with the epitome of your being
That flutters through the night, searching for another light
It relies on it for youth and life.
Slip through its fingers, its tongue does not cry.
It bites, slowly penetrating its rows of teeth into its prey
Wriggling out of its own skin
Let me into your life as I scatter what’s left behind.
Head of Drama.