A cramped domestic dwelling sets the scene for a revenge killing by fatal poisoning. The story is told three times with a narrative that warps and shifts according to the music chosen for each retelling.
An experiment in form, A Murder Story, Retold investigates how repetition, physical scoring, music and sparse dialogue are interlaced to depict a non-naturalistic narrative. Framed by symphonic music, we magnify the physical nuances and details of the ordinary world and find a sense of majesty in the mundane.
Ninefold’s works are known to be unrelentingly intense, precise and imaginatively rich, illustrative of a signature style honed by a commitment to cultivating a shared language through regular physical performance training. Strong sonic and visual elements are crucial to the group’s aesthetic. These explored alongside physical devising, result in sensorially harmonic shows that envelope audiences with their operatic grandeur.
After a successful development with Brand X’s Flying Nun 2019 residency program, Ninefold is proud to present A Murder Story, Retold to interstate and international audiences for the first time.