1518, France. A woman walks into the street and starts to dance. She is joined by over 200 people all unable to stop. Many of these people dance themselves to death. The exact cause is still unknown.
2018, England. A girl walks onto the beach and starts to dance.
Mass Epidemic Hysteria:
1. Spontaneous, en masse development of physical and/or emotional symptoms among a group of people;
2. A socially contagious frenzy of behaviour in a group as a reaction to an event.
Award winning physical / visual theatre company The Outbound Project explore the unexplained phenomenon of mass epidemic hysteria in this powerful, visceral, new piece of work.
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PRAISE FOR THE OUTBOUND PROJECT
THE MISSION was described as:
"...fiercely intelligent...relentlessly imaginative...philosophically and emotionally honest." FEST
"...fantastic in their performance...their physical work is superb."
"...this company are clearly setting out on a journey that deserves attention."
THE OUTBOUND PROJECT
The Outbound Project are a company of actors, theatre-makers and artists that have come together to tell stories about the human condition through a unique combination of physical and visual storytelling. Since forming in early 2016, we have become part of the New Diorama Graduate Emerging Companies Programme and won the 2016 Les Enfants Terribles Partnership Award in association with Greenwich Theatre and shortlisted for Untapped award 2018.
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