Underdrome

The Roundhouse Theatre, London

May 2009

As production designers for this site specific, Butoh-inspired contemporary dance piece, Block9 created a "frozen moment in time". The performance is staged 'in the round' on a large, central, x- shaped platform with an ethereal, 6m tall, bonsai tree at its centre. The tree, lit from underneath by a bed of LED's, is constructed from suspended slices of polycarbonate sheet. Around the tree's canopy, as if startled by an unheard gunshot, fly 2000 origami birds.