The Interconnectedness of all Living Things. We share more than you might think.
Created and Directed by John Britton & Manjari Kaul, in collaboration with the cast.
ABOUT THE EVENT
Ancient stories, legends and myths tell of humans transforming into other animals, or other animals becoming partly or wholly human. The boundaries between us and them were much more porous back then than they seem to be nowadays. Or so we think.
Perhaps the old stories were right perhaps there is an unbreakable interconnection between all living things. Perhaps being human is not so very different to being anything else.
Modern genetics tells us how much all living things share 98.8% of human DNA is also found in Chimps and Bonobos. We share 90% of our DNA with chickens, 84% with dogs, and more than 50% with vegetables.
100% Human is a playful collection of snapshots of metamorphoses, drawing on old and new stories from India and Europe stories in which being human is not as secure as we might think it is. Told through DUENDEs trademark style of ensemble physical performance mixing text, choreography, sound and image the work is created and directed by John Britton and Manjari Kaul, and performed by the students of The DUENDE School of Ensemble Physical Theatre. 100% Human is the culmination of a two-month professional training course.
John Britton is the Artistic Director of DUENDE an international collaboration of artists committed to ensemble, physical, interdisciplinary performance. He is an internationally renowned director, performer, teacher and is the author of two books. He is also the founder of the DUENDE School.
Manjari Kaul is a Delhi based director. She has an MA from JNU and a graduate of The DUENDE School. She is one of the core team at DUENDE. She has directed and performed original work in India, Greece and the UK. John and Manjari recently directed Macbeth at the National School of Drama (Delhi) and are currently developing a new show for The Company Theatre (Mumbai).
ABOUT DUENDE SCHOOL
The DUENDE School of Ensemble Physical Theatre is a professional training school that has run in Europe for a number of years and for the first time this year is running in India. Established by John Britton, the training is for actors, dancers, improvisers, inter-disciplinary performers and artists looking for frameworks to create their own work. The training is delivered by John Britton and a small team of DUENDE Artists and Associates. The DUENDE School also runs shorter residential training and performance workshops, usually in rural settings, in different locations each year.