In COLD WAR two losers eat snow cones in a cheap motel room. The only flavour is tasteless and poisoned. They watch you via a drone and progressively audience participation is not so much encouraged as required (mostly dancing but a sacrifice will be required).
SLOW AUDIO POSTDRAMATICS
An exercise was undertaken with students from La Trobe University (Melbourne, Australia), and Sheffield Hallam University (Sheffield, UK); during Covid related lockdowns in 2020 to create this audio serial inspired by George Toudouze’s Three Skeleton Key.
FICTIONAL PASTS FOR AN UNCERTAIN FUTURE
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.
THEATRE AND DARK ECOLOGY: CHOKE ME
A heretical work of political theatre / dance / live performance – CHOKE ME – is a response to concerning research and government reports on deaths and rising illness from air pollution in Sheffield.
“ORIGINAL, UNQUESTIONABLY EFFECTIVE… GRIPPING AND INTELLIGENT.”
PLACING THE ANTHROPOCENE
What Doppelgangster Do
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.