Inne Goris is an intensely visual director who likes to tackle topics head on and communicate important issues in new ways. Inspired by familiar texts, Greek classics or fairy tales she extracts essential elements to follow her own raw approach, drilling into a subject to reveal its inner essence. We like the fact that she is unafraid of exploring difficult issues and draws on aspects of human behaviour, especially the interaction between perpetrator and victim.
Her work can be both magical and dark at the same time.
Her commitment to creating serious, but beautiful, work for children and families is what first compelled us to work with her. She is a pioneer in her methods of creating work by actively involving young performers in the creation process. She takes young audiences seriously making no distinction between adults and children in her approach.
Crying Out Loud first introduced Inne to the UK in 2002 selecting her for PIPS, the participants of which were all chosen for their innovative work with young audiences. In 2007 Crying Out Loud co-commissioned Dregs (re-named Once Upon A Time) and the piece went on to tour in Europe. In 2011 Inne was commissioned by the Manchester International Festival (MIF) and Crying Out Loud to create the installation Daydream in a shipping container as part of Music Boxes at Salford Quays. Crying Out Loud then took the piece to the Edinburgh Fringe in 2013. In 2012, Zig Zag Zig Zag was commissioned by Crying Out Loud, Caravan and MIF for a season of Inne’s work at MIF entitled Once Upon A Story which also featured, Once Upon A Time, Daydream and Long Grass. In 2016, we co-presented with LIFT and The Place Inne Goris’ new piece Without Blood, a theatrical adaptation of Alessando Barrico’s short novel Senza Sangue.