Before Dawn on January 9th 1800, a remarkable creature came out of the woods, near the village of Saint-Sermin in Southern France. Animal in behaviour, human in form, speechless and naked . . . he could only make weird meaningless cries. He appeared to be a boy of about 11 or 12. So starts the well documented case of the Wild Boy of Aveyron… the boy was taken in and the experiment began.
This incomparable work by the renowned LUDUS DANCE COMPANY tells the story of this boy as a starting point, then goes on to explore the boundaries of ‘civilised’ behaviour.
We know nothing
We are taught
We are tested
There is a lot to gain, but perhaps he has more to lose than most …