‘At Sea’ is a fast paced, poetic and humorous performance that follows a woman through the absurdities of life’s daily rituals in the family and the place of work. It explores our longing within motherhood for freedom and the wild. It raises the question of what we do with its emotional complexities; what we desire and what we keep hidden away. As a starting point, we took the tale of the Selkie, (a mythical half human-half seal) who loses her seal skin and as a result cannot return to the sea. Taken in by a fisherman, her need to return to the wild is inescapable.
Nancy Rusek (Choreographer for La Compagnie Philippe Genty) developed physical vocabulary, dramaturgy, use of puppetry.