A solo piece

Plunge is a solo work which combines the use of body puppets, marionettes, masks, dance, and music. It is framed in an unfamiliar world where in the protagonist struggles to find a new place to call home. His journey is filled with strange dreams which encroach on his view of the world, creating exciting conceptual images of the “displaced”.

MGH_9133The play deals with the relationship between where we come from and where we go. Restrepo explains, “Grandparents ashes and the footsteps through the earth give us a way to enter the strange world of the main character as he deals with dreams of his former world, his homeland. They are drifting away and the anguish that this sensation brings about, form visualizations of the main character’s mental state.”

Plunge, as with other Loco7 productions, creates movement and visual elements to abstractly express the anguish and detachment, which is the displaced persons experience; taking aim at the transcending barriers and linking the political and social borders which are in constant flux throughout the global community.


Salerno, Italy, May

Cardigan, Aberteifi, Wales, United Kingdom
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Paris, Galabru Theatre, September 25, 2013


Conceived & Directed by Federico Restrepo and Denise Greber
Choreographed & Designed by Federico Restrepo
Performed by Federico Restrepo
Music by Elizabeth Swados
Sound Design by Tim Schellenbaum
Costume Design by Denise Greber
Tent Puppet Design by Catarina Leitão
Photo by Hendrick Smildiger