It delves through one of the most remarkable forms of creative play in childhood and the invention of make-believe worlds, often referred to as Paracosm.
Paracosm involves the persistent evocation of an imagined place inhabited by imagined people or beings. Children build these narratives in the secrecy of hiding places. This form of world building play is arguably a complex response to external circumstances like times of hardship and trauma.
I invited five paracosmic artists to construct a dance performance around our imaginary worlds.
Photo credit: Paula Court. Courtesy of The Kitchen.