Inspired by our collective nightmare of being chased, the manifestation of this in film culture and real life experience, three women running as if their lives depended on it, enact various chase scenes at a break-neck pace. In combination with video cameras displaying live feed projections, a collection of props and costumes, the spectacle is both live and on screen.

An absurd DIY film studio exploring the fear, adrenaline, and comedy of the pursued. ‘Cutting to the chase’ is a common turn of phrase originating from early silent films. Screenwriters would bore the audience with unnecessary filler for a length of time leading up to the chase scene, which was the most anticipated part of the movie. Each scene in this performance is delivered straight, no chaser.

With the support of the High Commission of Canada in the United Kingdom.

Created by Ming Hon.

Chase Scenes ranges from the absurdly overblown to the horribly familiar…The pursuer is never shown. It is alarming how often you assume it is a man.
Matt Trueman -The Guardian
It’s an exhausting (for them) and at times cartoon-like subversion of male gaze clichés that drag the audience along for the ride in entertainingly breathless fashion.
The Herald
There are 60 one-minute scenes, and they segue manically from one to the other, swapping roles as camerawoman and actress; ridiculing the traditional female role of victim with gleeful enthusiasm and boundless energy (they are all trained dancers, and this is a supremely physical piece of work). It is absolutely, totally, brilliantly hilarious from start to finish.
Chase Scenes is a very clever deconstruction of the mores of Hollywood film, a brilliant role-reversal game

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