If science tells us that our brains are making up a story about reality, how do we understand the reality we believe?
Our performance is titled Ripples and tells the story of a blind and deaf man who ‘witness’ the drowning of two young boys. Set near the shore of a beautiful lake they experience the same event, but the truth of their reality diverges.
Ripples was inspired by Xi Chen’s real-life experience in Tibet when she was 5 years old. This production explores the nature of truth and how our individual views of reality define our own perspective of truth. The performance attempts to make the audience aware of the limitations of the personal characteristics and experience of reality that comes with it and to provoke the audience’s curiosity to try to find a point of view that is not their own.
Gaurav Singh Nijjer, Trevor White. Mingji Wang, Effie Gu, Jaxi Liu, Jiuming Duan, Yitong Feng, Leo Zhu
Mentor: Julian Maynard-Smith
Supervisor: Peter Case