"The Sorrow Message"
The Sorrow Message is an aerial theatre work designed, directed, and produced by Kel Millionie. The treatment was co-developed with Kel Millionie and Annelise Montone, and the final script was written by Annelise Montone. After witnessing his parents fighting, a young boy runs to the ocean for solace. There he discovers a message in a bottle which changes his life forever. Gathering his courage he sets out onto the ocean where he meets the Grimm who carry life from this world onto the next. Hovering in limbo between planes of good and evil, the intimate dark-fairytale explores relationships, family dynamics, courage, death, and personal escape through aerial acrobatics, movement, music, technology, and soundscapes. Audiences will watch as a shaggy wolf performs a staggeringly athletic act on aerial hand-straps. He then becomes the boy’s guide through this world of fantastical creatures.