(Of the puppeteer from the puppet)
I have to do it, now I see that clearly. From the start, I've always been the puppeteer. I couldn't imagine it any other way. I created these creatures: I must be with them, be inside them.
On Wednesday night, we separated. I broke away.
I had thought that there are too many voices on this island, egos speaking too loudly, mirrors reflecting too brightly... I thought I'd go against that and create beings that didn't speak.
I thought without words they would speak for themselves...
And they do.
But the other voices are louder.
So on Wednesday I made the separation.
The puppets cannot speak: they need the storyteller.
That storyteller is
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"A Tale of Light and Dark"
The Hag of mid-winter is unexpectedly coming out of hiding this sweaty month of August on Ibiza. Just as I prepare to head to England to immerse myself in an amazing mythic community at the @oxfordstoryfest, this island has given me a truly exciting opportunity to dive into the realm of myth and story, and pull members of the public in with me...
Theatre of the Ancients has been invited to take over the cave grotto at @covasantaibiza on Wednesday night to create an immersive storytelling experience for Midsommar, an ambitious new clubbing experience created by Ibiza party giants @elrowofficial in collaboration with @absolutvodka.
@midsommarfestofficial aims to recreate the Swedish pagan solstice festival and will be installing a maypole in the venue as well as hosting a huge banqueting feast, things I'm pretty sure don't normally happen at clubbing events.
We have been invited to create an immersive cave experience that delves into the deeper meaning of the pagan mid-summer celebrations... and for us, that meaning is simple: You can only cherish the light when you have known the darkness... Summer does not exist without winter, joy and extrovertism need to be balanced with introspection.
On Ibiza, White Island, island of joy and hedonism, these are the ideas we are always trying to spread through doing what we do, so we are bloody excited to have this chance to take over clubland, and tell our story...
Typical, the moment you're about to leave the island to go and work on a storytelling festival, the island decides it wants a piece of the storytelling cake too...
See you in the cave between about 10pm and 2am. 👹