“When the sun is out, it’s extraordinarily beautiful – but it’s also very, very troubled.”
‘Sunny Side’ is a movement exploration of our emotional connection to the geographical features of our upbringing, and how this connection to emotional geography impacts our hopes, aspirations and our psychological wellbeing as we grow.
Looking specifically at the abandonment of, the celebration of and the claustrophobic ties of Home; the work is a physical consideration that forms a truthful portrayal of the feelings that we peg to physical places, be it in the past, present or future. Looking particularly at the impact that our surroundings have on us a young person, the work explores our constantly evolving relationship to our surroundings as we experience confusing and often conflicting feelings of love and labour, independence and reliance, of belonging and feeling displaced, of who we were, who we are and who we aspire to be in the future.
Created for and alongside young people, ‘Sunny Side’ is a socially-impactful production that exists as an appropriate, accurate and ambitious portrayal of what it is to be a young adult in the current social and environmental climate.