‘At the heart of it are nine chairs. Both of us and nine chairs. Nine chairs holding in themselves countless possible narratives, sign posts of a moment gone, or of something yet to unfold. They are nine and they are countless.’
‘Over the course of the piece, with us, the chairs become someone alone, they become a conversation, they are witnesses, they are an embrace, they are a memory, they are an imprint, they are bones, they are a forest, they are stacked, they are an aftermath, they are a ballroom, they are resting, they are a row, they are one short, they are held, they hold our weight, they hold our wait, they move, and change and remain nine yellow chairs.’ – Laila Diallo
With this collaboration the artists continue a conversation they began with Hold Everything Dear in 2012, exploring movement and music in live performance to create a work of compelling poetic effect.
Countless Yellow Chairs is supported using public funding by Arts Council England, co-commissioned by Theatre Bristol, University of Baths’ Edge Arts and Bristol Old Vic Ferment/Jerwood Charitable Foundation.
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