The Metamorphosis, A Circus Adaptation of Kafka’s Novella -When the story opens in Franz Kafka’s novella “The Metamorphosis”, an irreparable transformation has occurred. The metamorphosis we are exploring in our adaptation is the loss of the protagonist’s mobility and her subsequent treatment by her family. This development will use circus, dance, contact improvisation, balancing, acrobatics and object manipulation to provide social commentary on perceptions towards people with disabilities. The transformation is not limited to the physical or the only the protagonist’s experience, they are increasingly pressured by the tense impact of social isolation and its transformative qualities on their psyche's. In our new work we wish to contrast this story with contemporary loss and isolation experienced during Covid-19 Lockdown.
This work has been generously supported by Creative Victoria, City of Melbourne and The Flying Fruit Fly Circus.