Within this silent shade, all that exists is our memories and the places we have been to
Performed at dusk in the walled gardens of Southside House, Wimbledon, in September 2007, A Walk Between reflected the wild, almost magical character of the site. Taking the visually evocative depictions of Venice in Italo Calvino’s Invisible Cities, as initial inspiration, a period of six months was spent visiting Southside, researching in to its history, and creating stories that explored one’s ability to describe places we remember.
Using the primary notion of a conversation between a traveller and a character enclosed by the garden’s walls, four actors told stories of cities travelled – an old man waiting for letters from his daughter, a postman on a boat taking letters to a port, a letter to a mother in times of war… A performance emerged that enabled the audience to explore the garden for themselves, at the same time chancing upon concurrent scenes, some intimate, others frenetic, before the gate was closed, thrusting them back outside to question whether what had been seen had even happened at all.
Cast & Team:
Lizzy McBain – Artistic Director and Designer
Tania Grillo – Artistic Director and Designer
Rob Watt – Performance Director
Robin Cannon – Photography