Sisters Clef and Lark Scrye, like many siblings, are a study in contrast. Clef is a grounded pragmatist driven to excel. Lark, as weightless as her name implies, is an artistic prodigy tormented by needs that take physical shapes. One of the few things the women share is a youth spent honing their bodies for sleight, a fictional art form comprised of dance, architecture, acrobatics, and spoken word. Although estranged for several years, circumstances reunite them, along with West, a charismatic sleight troupe director, and Byrne, a young man burdened by his past. When a group of children is found murdered and bizarrely resurrected, West decides to use the atrocity as inspiration for a new performance, pushing the sleightists to their emotional and physical limits and the form itself to its brilliant apex.
Using images reminiscent of Guillermo del Toro, Kirsten Kaschock explores ideas of gender, family, and performance to ask one of the great questions: what is the role of art in the face of unthinkable tragedy? Download and start listening now!