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The Forbidden

The Forbidden
  • Production: The Forbidden
  • Company: seven sisters group
  • Venue: Clore Studio, Royal Opera House
  • Year: 2009
  • Choreography by : Susanne Thomas
  • Costume Design by: Sophie Jump
  • Set designed by: Ed King
  • Design © Sophie Jump
The Forbidden was an inhabited installation in the Clore Studio at The Royal Opera House, London. Inspired by the world of "Little Red Riding Hood", seven sisters group created a fantastical installation of set and movement which transformed the empty space into an all-encompassing sensory experience. What are the rules? Who tells the truth? Who holds the key? Give in to temptation. Stray off the path this way you may come to no harm. The Forbidden promises an experience that, in true fairytale tradition, remains forever engraved upon the memory. Commissioned by The Royal Opera House, Artist Development Initiative.