"When love speaks, the voice of all the gods makes heaven drowsy with the harmony."
- William Shakespeare
A creation for 10 dancers, Earthlings is an essay on love in its various forms, its archetypes and imagery. Inspired by the figure of Eros, god of love, British choreographer Douglas Lee brings us a piece where humans easily become playthings for the Gods; like pawns, toyed with through their desire for affection, lust and romance.
Eros is seen puppeteering earthlings from above: mischievously inducing a kiss, an embrace, love or disdain… Oblivious to the godly interference in their lives, the earthlings believe themselves to be the authors of their own destiny, unaware of the complications that the gods introduce into their lives for their own amusement. Set to the celestial and vibrant sounds of harps, mirroring Eros’ lyre, Earthlings echoes the very human experience of embracing one’s fate.