Theatre in Wales

Plays and dance productions in Wales since 1982...

Jim Ennis

 

We have information on 10 plays by Jim Ennis . Click on the play name to access any reviews in out archive. Click on the company's name to read their details on this web site

 

I Cant Stand Up For Falling Down First presented in 2002
by Earthfall

synopsis:
There’s Terry and Cai who don’t know what they would do without their mothers, Gerlad has these dreams and these bricks, charlotte has strength and a dress with poppies on.  Dave has been moving house all his life.  Jon and roger built the music.  They can’t stand up for falling down.

Six characters go in search of a new life and end up a family of outcasts in the remains of a house.

A dancer, romancer, refugee, soldier, singer, stand-up, stuntman, builder and bomber collide in an urban vision where blood meets sweat, tears and humour.

The award winning Welsh company’s latest work is a fast, furious and fervent performance of extreme dance, film, live music and stand-up.

The House is where it all goes on, but not behind closed doors.



Inspired by a 1950s soul song recorded by (amongst others) Elvis Costello and Elvis Presley, Earthfall’s latest dance theatre performance offers an extreme and fragmentary glimpse of a beautiful, mundane, profound and funny world. A soap opera of individual stories woven seamlessly together through original music, images and exhilarating dance, I Can’t Stand Up for Falling Down features 5 performers, a live music set, a stage design by Mike Brookes and the BAFTA award winning direction of Jim Ennis and Jessica Cohen. Urban, glitzy with a wealth of material that has won them an international reputation,

aD First presented in 2001
by Earthfall
Rococo Blood First presented in 1999
by Earthfall

synopsis:
"...thrilling, the performances are exhilaratingly accomplished and exciting, fascinating and impressive."
The Guardian

Created by the award winning director-choreographer team, Jessica Cohen and Jim Ennis and designed by Mike Brookes,  ROCOCO BLOOD fuses superb radical dance with exceptional live music and stunning visual imagery in a dynamic dance theatre work. Memories of first fights and first love are unmasked as extreme dance and live music spanning hip-hop, indie and classical, expose the tyrannies within human relationships and tell of the personal histories and tensions in a fusion of tenderness, violence, pathos and humour.

The company trained with Cardiff based professional boxing coach, Clive Williams, and developed a style which mixes new wave dance with Muhammad All’s ‘poetry in motion’. Break-dance and boxing, rapping and ranting, guitars, trumpet and hip-hop combine to make ROCOCO BLOOD an unmissable piece of total theatre shot with sharp social comment.

Fabulous Wounds First presented in 1997
by Earthfall
forever and ever First presented in 1995
by Earthfall
Girl Standing by the Lake First presented in 1995
by Earthfall
Lives brief as photos First presented in 1994
by Earthfall
The Intimate Jig First presented in 1992
by Earthfall
The Secret Soul of Things First presented in 1991
by Earthfall
Earthfall First presented in 1989
by Earthfall

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