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Deep Brown Sea

(a performance by The Wheel/Billie Hanne)


May we gather in a cathedral made of water and mud 

where the heart beats like a drum 

and the humming is made devoid of human sound.

The laboratories obsolete now give away their secrets

 collected in iced pearls that once cascaded from mountains.



In Deep Brown Sea the world is simple and enormous. It is a giant vessel that is largely empty and every move and word echo for years. There are no transitions, nothing is to be arranged or to be accounted for. The words they come and they are true, full. They might look to have consequence, but there is no such thing at this underwater level below the mud. Action is devoid of reaction and so there is nothing that has to be done.

Deep Brown Sea is a new solo piece by The Wheel

Text and Choreography: Billie Hanne

Costume: Eloïse Neuville

Overall Vision: Billie Hanne


Deep Brown Sea was performed at Chisenhale Dance Space, London on Thursday 16 July 2015, 7pm