The aim of Sweetshop Revolution is to make dance theatre that both questions and entertains, being full of lightness and joy, finding the funny side of sad – where movement, music and text sit seamlessly together. It searches for a lyricism in mundanity, which communicates to different people on different levels, juxtaposing the everyday with broader philosophical questions.
There is an interest too, in exploring the complexity of relationships as well as narratives, that if not linear then at least illuminate some kind of story. And a fascination as well, with what the performers bring to the space, the subject and each other. Every production is a collaboration between these elements; a weaving of sound, movement and text – into a place where the choreography of feeling is as important as the steps themselves.