Like the notorious gore film that inspired it (H.G. Lewis 1963 cult classic Blood Feast), Foodstable mutilates its source material to create a beautifully fractured performance. As innocent romance struggles to survive in a world awash in horror and fear, physical theatre writer-director Richard Toth molds and shapes the films images and sound to create song, dance, and a dialogue with contemporary performers.
This new company work by Alexandra Beller displays a unique blend of passionate movement and demanding text. In What Comes After Happy she challenges the American obsession with happiness, deconstructing self-help manuals, spiritual guidance and children's television in an effort to find out why we must be so happy.
Foodstable and What comes After Happy are presented as part of Culturemart 2008.
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