Your Last Breath

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DOI: 10.5040/9781408173503.00000002
Scenes: 35. Roles: Male (2) , Female (2) , Neutral (0)

1876 – Christopher leaves his young family behind to work in Norway. He will map the uncharted mountains for the very first time. 1999 – Anna's body freezes after an extreme skiing accident and her heart stops. But doctors gradually warm her until it miraculously starts beating again. 2011 – Freija, a successful business woman, has just lost her father. She travels to scatter his ashes in Norway. 2034 – Nicholas explains a medical breakthrough which saved his life as a baby, whereby the human body can be 'suspended in animation.'

Spanning 150 years, Your Last Breath piece fuses movement, live piano score and video unravelling the landscapes of the heart and our own personal geographies. Winning a Fringe First Award in 2011, it was first presented at the King Dome, Pleasance at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival that same year. It was made in collaboration with anaesthetist Dr Vassilis Athanassoglou and advised by 'Sense About Science'.

From Your Last Breath, Olfactory and After The Rainfall

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Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781408173473

Series: Modern Plays

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