Concept, text, choreography and direction by Hélène Lesterlin
Performed by Kimberly Young
Video design and software engineering by Frieder Weiss
Music and sound design by Stephan Moore
Lighting design by Scott Bolman
Costume design by Anastacia Bolina
Featuring voices of Kyle deCamp, Yehuda Duenyas, Kyra Miller, and Peter Schmitz
Additional choreography by Kimberly Young
Produced by ATLAS Dance | Hélène Lesterlin

Workshop premiere: Cinedans Festival (Amsterdam), December 2010
Darkling: Remix as part of Subterranean Poetry Festival (Rosendale, NY), September 2015

Darkling is a sonic and visual passage through the imaginative landscape of the medieval mind. Starting from fables passed through the ages, sprinkled with rumors of love and sea monsters, magic and ghosts, steeped in superstition and poetry, Darkling exists somewhere between solo performance, interactive digital technology and multichannel radio play. The audience sits in an intimate play space lit by dim, flickering particles of projected light generated by the movement of one mysterious creature. All are enveloped by a living sonic environment of disembodied voices, music, stories and moving sound.

Duration: 50 minutes, no intermission

Photos by Corinne de Korver

Video documentation filmed by Leo van Emden