Forest Fringe Guests: Banana Bag and Bodice
The first of Forest Fringe’s invited New York guests. Banana Bag and Bodice will be presenting a first look at some completely new material as part of the Forest Fringe programme.
Banana Bag and Bodice are a Brooklyn-based collaborative of artists/technicians that make live-event-theater-play-show-things. They mash together original writing, music composition and collective design in order expose and celebrate the inspiring awkwardness of being a human. So far they have made nine unique shows that vary in style and scope – from large-scale spectacles (Sandwich, a musical about killing animals) to intimate portraits (Space//Space, a sci-fi study of claustrophobia). Sometimes they function as an anarchic punk band (The Fall & Rise of The Rising Fallen) and at others with the precision of surgeons sucking ether (The Sewers).
Their design is inspired by the objects and materials thrown into the theatrical dumpsters of midtown Manhattan. Their elastic approach to creating live theater has one common goal – to entertain and confound through thoughtful provocation.