Acrojou: Vessel

Tour Ready
Acrojou Vessel

Combining circus, physical theatre, melancholic humour and video projected onto water, Vessel will be an athletic and visually striking performance for outdoor, after-dark programming. What is a life well lived? What about the things you meant to do one day? ​

In a time of social unrest, rising seas and escapes made in unworthy vessels, Vessel is about the value of ‘now’, and whether it is ever possible to leave knowing you did enough. An emotive tale to inspire and uplift, in Vessel we look through the lens of death at how to best make use of the phenomenon we call life. How to remember to remember what matters, as we navigate our fast and overwhelmingly complex lives.

Bitter-sweet theatre, interactive sound, and the visual poetry for which Acrojou is known, Vessel is Chapter 2 of Acrojou's acclaimed performance All at Sea.

Sound artist Ross flight
Video projection designer Rich Dufty
Costume designer Ilona Karas
Manya Beneson audience engagement advisor

Current state of project

Tour ready/in final development

Looking for
Pre-bookings, Production Support, Tour Booking Advice

Set / rigging & technical details

Vessel is set on a boat equipped with a self-contained, fully functioning storm cloud. Water supply required.

Space Requirements:
8M x 5M, audience on the downstage face only.
The upstage face of the space needs to be a neutral colour (preferably dark, for visibly of video content) – this can either be a building, or Herris fencing with a dark covering.
Once set up, the boat needs 4M head clearance. If in doubt about the suitability of your space please contact us.

Min width
Min depth
Min height
Full tech spec
Lighting plan
Get-in / get-out
Requires tech support for get-in
Performers / crew on tour