Seemingly ‘innocent’ words act as an abstracted counter narrative against the recalled subconscious instigator of a woman’s trauma.
She is dressed, yet within water: her feeling and subconscious as she moves through her every day… unnoticed.
They say it is in our daydreams that our haunting submerged truths float to the top.
This short film work explores the isolation and loneliness that suppressed trauma can hold and the power that compassion has to reach us.
With Voice and Words by Award Winning Actor Lois Norman, we are witness to a hidden world, where a child’s comfort in Mermaids, allow a gentle space, for Adult hard truths.
When the body is imprisoned by the trauma of the mind, can the depth of desire to feel pleasure again hold the key? This very visceral work, provides an emotionally potent slice of possibility.
Creative Artist Lois Norman and Dancer Bettina Carpi, offer a brave and confronting truth about PTSD and the trauma of body and mind disassociation. Using the body as canvas, micro movements as emotional impulses and the voice as both the internal driver and block, we are witness to an awakening: into the light.
Here, Norman draws on Capri’s depth of experience with dance, respecting that only a dancer would understand and be able to physically ‘articulate’ this battle to get back into the body and to physical expression and being: to confront the inner paralyzed state through the lens of (non) movement and the body.
Co-written with Award Winning American Writer, Sheri Davenport
Currently entering Screenplay Festivals, Production aimed for 2019.
Director –Lois Norman
She is Juiced
She is raring,
Out and proud
She is juiced
You have been told
She, is Juiced.
Breathing Under Water
Selected for Nabokov Present Tense Series at The Red Lion, London
Director- Glenn Fraser
R.E.S.P.E.C.T- Australian Theatre For Young People commission.
Intergenerational and multi-cultural initiative and collaboration.
Director- Lois Norman