404 - not found
'404 - not found' is an unashamedly romantic and comedic digital fairytale.
Meet Smiley-Face-1...a strange character that we're never really quite sure exactly who he is. Is he the internet? Is he the computer? Whoever he is, when Smiley meets a human girl in the chat-room, he starts to experience more than just data-downloads and html script - he starts to feel.
As in all good fairytales, the lines between reality and digitality start to blur and the girl is able to enter Smiley's world where they fall in love....but in a bittersweet twist we learn that the virtual world, is just that - virtual - and feelings there are just not real enough for our world.
This duet is performed by an actress and a dancer, where the story is told through spoken word, mime and dance to lively soundtrack drawn from modern pop.
Choreography: Rae Piper
Dance Director: Gail Gordon
Lighting design: Owain Davies