“A highly probable, high-impact threat: something we ought to see coming, like a two-ton rhinoceros aiming its horn in our direction and preparing to charge” – Michele Wucker
From climate change, to mass extinction events, to the effects of our widening wealth gap, Grey Rhinos are all around us, threatening carnage.
Created by Charmene Yap and Cass Mortimer Eipper, Grey Rhino uses an audacious and frenetic dance vocabulary to explore our species’ response, or conspicuous non-response, to the challenges we face. This epic ensemble work confronts the magnitude of our collective inaction; asking why do we ignore imminent threats even when we know the consequences will be dire?
Grey Rhino features an exhilarating mix of dance, music, and spoken word. With slick, editorial costuming and an ominous, looming set, Grey Rhino balances the banal human rituals of the everyday with an urgent and esoteric sense of danger.