It is easy to forget, in the midst of self justification and funding applications, that the ultimate aim of this project is to write a play. In our theatre we (Valentina and Thomas, the core artists of Dancing Brick) aspire to a writing that is pared down, and led as much by the image as by text. In the construction of the work we try to juxtapose images and ideas and allow the audience the space to draw links between them. Usually, and this play is the same, we start our writing with a single image, and spend the rest of the process unpicking, unraveling and exploring that image.
For 'Captain Ko' we started with the image of two astronauts stranded on a planet of rice.
We want the play to be funny / beautiful / spacious / accessible / poignant / inspiring.
In unpicking the image we have since been led to explore / been inspired by:
60s Science Fiction B-Movies
The Soviet Union
The moon landing