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Essence was an interactive digital project by Buried Thunder exploring the relevance of astrology in 2021. Using movement, music, text and film, Essence explored how relationships with star-signs depend on beliefs held by an individual, and how such a belief (or lack of) influences our identities.


The project aired on Eko - an online platform which allows viewers to choose what they watch - taking audience members on their own unique journeys. Each piece was created using interviews from the Essence community group, a range of wonderful participants aged 16-30 who were selected to share their opinions with our performers through in-depth interviews. (Some even appear in the project itself!) In this way, we sought to bring together a diverse online community for the duration of the project and hopefully, beyond.

This was a socially-distanced project, rehearsed and filmed within strict government guidelines relating to the COVID-19 pandemic. Funded by ACE.

Essence ran from 10/04/2021 - 24/04/2021.

Thank you so much to all those that watched and took part in the project - your donations and support inspire us endlessly!