This is where the palace was. You’ll need to imagine a palace.
In their new performance work – ATLANTIS – Doppelgangster deconstruct Plato’s iconic allegory. Fractured narratives, hyperreal dialogues, doom metal & surf rock.
ATLANTIS is a chaotic theatrical response to this critical fiction on the hubris of nations, Anthropogenic catastrophe, and catching the perfect wave.
Doppelgangster’s first major work TITANIC is sited from a flooding shipping container in any public space that can handle a very loud PA system, small fires, and a car driving through the audience. Created as a response to themes of climate crisis, class divide, and forced migration – the piece has been presented in conventional and alternative festival settings and most notably for the COP21, Paris 2015.
Despite centuries of tradition, Doppelgangster steadfastly refuses to use bears, trained or otherwise. Particularly not polar bears. Or koala bears, which in truth are not even bears. Maybe we would use Pandas, but only because of the make-up.
Doppelgangster’s work will not go up in value when its members die. In fact, a plague of moths will black out the sun, the plants will turn to dust and tickets are limited.
Doppelgangster may or may not include a known terrorist threat, a pilgrim lost at sea or a regular working class, mortgaged, hard-working, working family. That said, Doppelgangster may be nobody at all.