Premiere date: Saturday January 10th , 2015, Dubai, U.A.E.
With: Dhruti Shah D'souza - Ryan Kayello - Pascal Buyse
"Drop your fears here" was the first performance from Starry Little Stories in Dubai. At the contemporary cultural space: 'Creekside' in Deira, Old Dubai we build a market stall where we invite visitors of the market to drop their fears.
The small action was to write a fear on a small piece of paper en drop the paper in the month of a old mask. During the drop the visitor has to act their fears out.
How should we be able to forget those ancient myths that are at the beginning of all peoples, the myths about dragons that at the last moment turn into princesses, perhaps all the dragons of our lives are princesses who are only waiting to see us once beautiful and brave. Perhaps everything terrible is in its deepest being something helpless that wants help from us.” That’s what poet and novelist Rainer Maria Rilke once spoke when citing the essence of fears.
“Drop Your Fears” is a theatre concept curated to let each one evolve beyond the silent fears you carry within. Through dance, words, sounds, movements, breath and all those gifted senses, here is a way forward to feeling liberated, alive and thrilled to celebrate oneself. 'Nothing is sacred' is the motto. Whatever needs to go, will go, in its own way, without judgment, no matter how dark it is. And while you are at it, having fun “letting go” is the mightiest best thing since sliced bread!
Think of Drop Your Fears as an exorcism, without the projectile vomit and the creepy head-spinning we've come to imagine. You let your demons go, instead, through dance, words, song, and, frankly, whatever the hell occurs to you to express all that's eating you up on the inside. 'Nothing is sacred' is the motto. Whatever needs to go, will go, in its own way, without judgement, no matter how dark it is. And why not have a bit of fun while you're at it?"