b'Do not go gentle into that good night,PROJECT: Requiem, 12 performers, 13 puppets, 1 musician and a poem Old age should burn and rage at close of day;in an act of remembrance 17 & 18, 23 & 24 September 2022Rage, rage against the dying of the light. Creatives: Fleur de Thier and Simon van der SluijsPerformers: Andrew ShepherdMarg FlyvbjergThough wise men at their end know dark is right,Sean James Emily NapolitanoTracy ScottAnita VaughnBecause their words had forked no lightning theySerena Gallagher Lizzie CookKathy Harrison Mary DavisonDo not go gentle into that good night.Naressa Gamble Jo SymonCello:Nicole ReddingtonGood men, the last wave by, crying how brightLighting design: Sean JamesVenue: Lyttelton Arts FactoryTheir frail deeds might have danced in a green bay, Rage, rage against the dying of the light.Once again movement director Fleur de Thier and artist and puppet maker Simon van der Sluijs came together in a collaboration to create this stunning show.Requiem was successfully performed, with the generous support of Creative Communities, over 4 Wild men who caught and sang the sun in flight,shows in the Lyttelton Arts Factory and led to being invited to play one performance in The Great Hall in the Arts Centre in March 2023 as part of theirOff Centre celebration.And learn, too late, they grieved it on its way,Darryl Crib from LAF kindly filmed the performance resulting in a film which can be viewed here:Do not go gentle into that good night.https://vimeo.com/manage/videos/773145558Grave men, near death, who see with blinding sight Blind eyes could blaze like meteors and be gay,StunningshowonatLAFinLytteltonlastnight.REQUIEMpoetically documents the Christchurch experience over the past decade - and also the Rage, rage against the dying of the light.human experience more generally - of challenge, tragedy, loss, love, connection, beauty and resilience. Dance, poetry and theatrical tableaux both with and And you, my father, there on the sad height,without puppetry combine to tell rich and emotionally affecting stories of life before, during, and after the kinds of life-changing and traumatic experiences Curse, bless me now with your fierce tears, I pray.that people in Canterbury and elsewhere have faced in recent years, and the Do not go gentle into that good night.experience of rebuilding physically and emotionally.Amazing music by sound Rage, rage against the dying of the light. artist Nicole Reddington. Audience response83'