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SPRINT SHORTS: Declining Solo

How would you describe your show in one sentence?

A journey through a basement in a house far away.

Is this your first visit to Sprint, if so what interesting tales have you been told about what to expect?
Yes, this is our first time at Sprint. Not being based in London we haven’t heard much gossip from previous years but Alister remembers from years ago a fortune-teller in the basement and being shouted at for quite a long time!

How has the show developed on the way to Camden?

We’ve been through a lot of cobblers as we unravel memories and spaces.

How have you been preparing for Sprint?

Running. We’ve a soft spot for sports we’re not much good at, plus it’s a chance to enjoy the air and the light and the moment. There’s something about sharing something, live, together, that we’re very interested in for this.

Plus we’ve looked at some maps. Both of us have old A-Zs from when we first went to London, and we rather like knowledge on paper and the way it infiltrates your mind.

What do you think sets your show apart from all the other festival offerings?

We’re worried about missing things. About what’s lost and irretrievable. About what we never noticed and now it’s too late. About what other people have already forgotten. It’s hard to recreate what’s right in front of you, never mind things which are so distant.

What’s the show that you don’t want to miss at this year’s Sprint (apart from your own!)?

The play between what we see and what we hear in With Force and Noise is something I’m really excited by, plus it’s described as Hannah’s “first attempt at articulating anger”, which suggests tremendous restraint so far in her life, so I don’t want to miss the release.

If your show was an item being sold on Camden Market, what would it be?

Old shoes, the leather scuffed and marked and misshapen, the laces tatty and the colours faded. A perfect fit for the right feet. Sold by a bearded old man with a seductive smile who seems concerned that you might buy them before he’s had the chance to explain where they’re from.

Two Destination Language will be performing Declining Solo at Sprint Festival on 10 March 2016

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