Fusing dance, theatre, movement and text, ‘Smile Away,’ is a high octane, visual allegory exploring everything miserable and everything joyous. Once upon a time children were made in the image of laughter. For a time they brought a smile to the earth. Until Grim appeared with tales of the sophisticated frown and laughter turned to misery. The world tried all kinds of things to bring back the smile but no amount of fame or greed or sarcasm could ever heal the frowning heart.
Until one day Joy appears with one-liners for the miserable and jokes for the hurting. But Grim doesn’t like Joy so he plots to make him the sad punch-line to the final joke.
An In Yer Face Theatre Co/Square1 Dance Crew Collaboration.