Following the success of Union Black (2018), Mateusz Szczerek (Ireland/Poland) and Alessio Motta (Sweden/Italy) are working on Blame Game, a new show that merges hip hop with circus.
Blame Game explores how human relationships require us to navigate fault and responsibility. As a society we have wired our brains to take shortcuts and push away the burden of responsibility in favour of blame. Continuing themes explored in Union Black, and blending hip hop and circus skills, this new work will look at Brexit from a socio political perspective, drawing on both sides of an argument that has become intensely personal for all involved.
Using innovative dance moves, Chinese pole and juggling, Blame Game explores our constant search for a scapegoat. By pointing the finger at the ‘other’, those who we disagree with politically and socially, we escape our personal responsibilities.
The artists had their first R&D in London in February 2019 and Blame Game will premiere in 2020. Watch this space for further details.