Dust Pilgrim

WINNER – Best Set Design & Best Lighting Design, Wellington Theatre Awards 2016

Dust Pilgrim is an intimate yet epic tale of a young woman’s fight for freedom in a world where dreams and premonitions are as real as the wind.Inspired by the limitless imaginings of magic realism and told in Red Leap’s trademark physical and visceral style.

Panuelo is trapped in a life built on dust and shifting sands, held tight in the fist of her tyrannical mother. On uncovering the restless bones of a secret long buried, Panuelo makes a daring bid for freedom and runs out into the vast desert, encountering a world of tricksters, prophets, boundaries and borders. But things are never as they seem. Panuelo must stop running and face up to her mother to truly set herself free.

Dust Pilgrim is touring in 2018.
Invercargill 2 + 3 May
Dunedin 7 + 8 May
Nelson 11 May

"I am in a euphoric trance of beauty, light and theatrical magic. I love Red Leap, their work is inspirational, odd, moving, challenging and full of inventive curiosity. I could watch this for hours." - Holly Shanahan,Theatreview


Devised by the Company

Ella Becroft
Alison Bruce
Thomas Eason

Kate Parker
Julie Nolan

Set Design
Poppy Serano

Set Mentor
Andrew Foster

Costume Design
Charlie Baptist

Lighting Design
Rachel Marlow

Sound Composition and Design
Thomas Press

Image design / Creation
Rachel Hilliar
Kate Parker

Dramaturgical Advisor
Paolo Rotondo

Development Cast
Rob Mokoraka
Ella Becroft
Thomas Eason

Yoga and Meditiation
Swami Yogamani

Performance History

Q Loft
June 2015 - June 2015

Playhouse Theatre
June 2016 - June 2016

New Plymouth
TSB Show Place
July 2016

Te Whaea
July 2016 - July 2016

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