R.I.O.T. by Panic Lab
A comic book come to life in highly physical dance theatre.
In a world of blockbuster adaptations and endless reboots, four performers dream of being awesome. Playing superheroes, they are caught in a series of conflicts which are both personal, and intricately political.
The ultimate battle between good and evil becomes a struggle for identity and representation, in a story they didn’t choose.
Spiced with comic book and action hero references, the epic adventure unfolds through action-packed choreography and projected illustrations.
Four people stand in an empty frame, confident and poised, ready to prove that they are worthy of joining a pantheon of super-powered heroes and villains.
Conceived and written by Joseph Mercier
Co-directed by Deirdre McLaughlin and Joseph Mercier
Performed and choreographed by Sabrina Gargano, Jordan Lennie, Tess Letham and Joseph Mercier.