Luke Brown Dance began the first stages of researching our new work Little Red Balloon, a dance-theatre work spiralling around the phenomenon of hypnosis and time with the support of Arts Depot London’s mini-residency program 2017.
Luke became interested in mind control through the power of suggestion after witnessing a friend be hypnotised. I am intrigued by the hypnosis phenomenon and the question of: who holds the power? If a susceptible person is hypnotised and is sub-consciously encouraged to act out of character, who is accountable for their actions?
It was astonishing to observe the fragile moment in time between conscious and subconscious behaviour and that split second before someone can effortlessly slip under the power of a hypnotic trance all by listening to a single voice. I am thankful and excited to be supported by artsdepot for the early stages of development of Little Red Balloon
Luke Brown, Artistic Director of Luke Brown Dance