"The Crossing Place".
An experimental theatre piece directed by Johan Bark, and devised by the ensemble in Tallinn, Estonia.
"This is a strange and moving piece of physical theatre, high-octane and cerebral."
"This imaginative, experimental piece keeps the viewer gripped and entertained."
"The intensity of the physical detail is striking."
- Exeunt Magazine.
The Crossing Place was performed at Västmanlands Teater in Västerås, Sweden, in February 2017, The Rose Bruford College Symposium in London, in April 2017, The Dreams Before Dawn Festival in Paris, July 2017, and for the full run of the 2017 Edinburgh Fringe Festival.
"Three strangers meet in the middle of nowhere, in a Crossing Place far from the communications networks of civilisation.
In their meeting, seemingly with nothing in common, their only means of communication will be through their shared relationship to the emotions that sometimes visit us all late at night: Loneliness, Anxiety and Desire."
Inspired by the poems of Swedish Nobel Literature Prize Winner Tomas Tranströmer, The Crossing Place is fast-paced, visual and highly physical theatre piece, exploring the human condition and it's relationship to nature.
Directed by Johan Bark.
Lighting Design by Daniel James Spreadborough.
Theatre Design by Abigail Screen.
Photos taken by Martin Bohm at the Västmanlands Teater in Västerås, Sweden.
'The Crossing Place' promotional trailer. Shot and edited in Sweden by Martin Bohm.
Johan talking about "The Crossing Place" on Swedish online television (English Subtitles).
Johan interviewed by Summerhall TV, Edinburgh, UK, during the 2017 Edinburgh Fringe Festival.