69º South

  • In a view that is unflustered but not fundamentally uncaring,envisioning the puppeteer as a benevolent entity faithfully guiding his ward through a fascinatingly harsh environment we tell the story of the Endurance expedition  through gesture. Reflective of the plight of Sir Ernest Shackleton and the crest of the ill-fated Endurance, we seek to evoke ideas around the fragility of the earth's landscape, climate change and the concept of dignity and the eternal struggle to lead life gracefully.
  • Costume design for 69º South, play by Phantom Limb at Brooklyn Academy of Music (Brooklyn, New York, 2011). Photo: Rob Strong for the New York Times