Dance theatre artist Madeline Shann premières her first full-length solo show Little Terrors in London for one night only as part of Accidental Festival ’14.
In a witty and irreverent dance theatre lecture about fear and fears, Madeline looks at the role that fear plays in our lives, how we respond to it, and who we might be without it.
Madeline says of the piece: “The show is a chance to consider this really vulnerable side of ourselves that we all try to keep hidden.
“We don’t like thinking about our own fears because it makes us uncomfortable, but they are such an important part of who we are and how we behave.
“Everybody is afraid of something; I just happen to be afraid of a lot of things, so I thought I’d take one for the team and come clean about it.”
Madeline draws on her own life experiences as a self-proclaimed scaredy-cat as well as some of the disturbing science behind the scares.
Tthe show uses short vignettes of physical theatre, storytelling, comedy and dance to bring to life a host of phobias and anxieties, and asks how a person can ever learn to be brave.
Madeline is a maker and performer of playful and innovative theatre and dance which aims to tease out idiosyncrasies of human behaviour and experience.
Now in its ninth year, the Accidental Festival is a four day festival of diverse, innovative performance produced and curated by students of the Central School of Speech and Drama, with an emphasis placed on the arts as a shared experience.
Little Terrors is at 7.30pm, Friday, May 23 at Roundhouse, Chalk Farm Road, London.
Little Terrors Teaser Trailer from Madeline Shann on Vimeo.