I Just Close My Eyes: Here Are The Devils is a trip inside the bizarre beehived heads of a pair of faded, wannabe divas. With Grey Gardens style warped rituals and power games, the piece delves into the women’s fears and fantasies under the spotlight of their own twisted imaginations. As a twosome they are by turns a sisterly double act, heckling adversaries or past and present versions of the same has-been.

A darkly comic and intimate work of doubleness, decay and looming microphones.

Choreographed and performed: Amy Bell and Valentina Golfieri
Production management and lighting design: Lucy Hansom
Mentor: Lea Anderson

Running time: 25mins
Specs: on request


Premiere: Spring Loaded, The Place, London Fri 17 May 2013
Work in progress: Breathing Space, Swindon Dance Sun 7 April 2013
Work in progress: Touch Wood, The Place, London, Fri 10 Sept 2011

Begun during Choreodrome 2011, this is a Place Commission supported by Swindon Dance, gDA and using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England.

Photo: Chris Nash
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