Safe As Houses is about life in the post-bubble age. Combining music, installation, modern dance, and projections into an immersive, thought-provoking experience, the piece places its audience on the inside of a life-sized dollhouse, where masked dancers are the dolls. It explores universal themes of place and home in an installation that is the theater itself, constructed from cardboard and brought to life through the talents and energy of over 40 musicians, dancers, artists and craftspeople.
The internet bubble burst. The housing bubble burst. Bubbles burst; that’s what they do. Safe As Houses is about life in the post-bubble age. Houses represent safety; they represent the geographic locale of where we live, our spiritual center. This show is music, installation, modern dance and projections. Rather than bits and pieces, these all function harmoniously as parts in a great machine. In a piece that asks: What does safety mean? And can we ever really find it? Safe As Houses asks a lot of questions, and gives back some abstract truths.