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Sunday Arts Magazine

31 Oct 2022

Never Never Never Never Never Never Never

Arts, Performing Arts, Sunday Arts Magazine

Never Never Never Never Never Never Never

NEVERNEVERNEVERNEVERNEVERNEVERNEVER captures a moment before childhood is lost forever.
Hovering between dance and theatre, NEVERNEVERNEVERNEVERNEVERNEVERNEVER is a portrait of a
friendship that unfolds between two physically different bodies.
Devised over five years between 36-year-old Aaron Orzech and 13-year-old Sol Feldman, this
new work looks at the fleetingness of childhood. It shows a man and a boy dodging each other’s
shadows and refusing to stay still – they slide in and out of unison, pull apart and traverse the ghostly
landscape of an abandoned Neverland.
Years ago, someone noticed a strange resemblance between Orzech and Feldman and joked they
should create a work where they each played a version of the other. That was the beginning of this
special collaboration.
“As we’ve collaborated over a long period, our connection and understanding for each other has
grown stronger. Ultimately, we’ve made a work that is centred on our friendship that looks at boyhood
and never growing up,” said Orzech.
“We’ve created something full of energy, movement, fun, action, excitement and sadness. We’ve also
been inspired by the fantasy of Peter Pan, its author J M Barrie and the loss of his brother who died
while ice-skating,” explained Feldman.
NEVERNEVERNEVERNEVERNEVERNEVERNEVER playfully explores the taboo relationships between
adults and children as well as manhood and boyhood.

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