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Where the Nights Are Blue and Electric

Where the Nights are Blue and Electric. © Siobhan Bradshaw 2011.

Preview by Lizzie Guilfoyle

WHERE the Nights Are Blue and Electric, a physical theatre show, returns to the Resistance Gallery for two nights only – July 5 and July 6, 2012.

Tickets: £10, £8 concessions (in advance) – available from www.wegottickets.com, or £12, £10 concessions (on the door).

Time: 8pm.

Previously Posted: Presented by Energinmotion, Where the Nights Are Blue and Electric premieres in London on April 26 and April 27, 2012, at the Resistance Gallery.

In El Paraiso Bar, a place in the middle of the Mexican desert where the nights are blue and electric, a man and a woman perform a cabaret show for the local (and very small) population.

Away from the stage the woman dreams about a man she has never met, and the man hides his loneliness from the world. One day a stranger comes in and brings with him the possibility of changing their lives.

Idealised love, jealousy and desire, are just a few of the themes in this show that searches for an answer to the question: how can we define love?

Where The Nights Are Blue And Electric, the latest physical theatre production by Energinmotion, uses this particularly difficult search (defining love) combined with the work of Latin American writers as the starting point for creating an original story.

Eyes of a Blue Dog, a short story about love by the Colombian writer Gabriel Garcia Marquez, and The Labyrinth of the Solitude, a philosophical text from Octavio Paz about loneliness, are some of the few texts used as inspirational material for devising new work.

Energinmotion focuses on the strong physical skills of the performers as well as visual imagery in their search for an answer that maybe cannot be expressed with words.

The show, that according to the press release promises to be a feast for the eyes, explores dreams and surrealistic moments, plus moments of pure realism, cabaret and stylized movement.

Co-created and directed by Nicole Pschetz and Antonio Blanco, co-founders of Energinmotion, Where The Nights Are Blue And Electric is designed by Ni Ni, with lighting by Andres Velasquez, graphic design by Alberto Blanco and live music by White Roses. Assistant director is Maria Rita Salvi.

Tickets: £8, £6 concessions (from www.wegottickets.com); £10, £8 concessions (on the door).

Time: 8pm.

NB: Age restriction: 18+.

Resistance Gallery, 265 Poyser Street, Bethnal Green, London, E2 9RF