Live Performance of Creative Work

SLIP I'm not falling I'm just hanging on for as long you'll hold me Dance Theatre Work for Touch Compass

CM Brown, R Scoones, E Ransley

TBC | Published : 2010


What if the stories we carry around with us were to focus upon the contingent and the accidental? What if we acknowledge chance and slippage as our condition? The research imperative was to create a performance work that represented the individual stories of the dancers through movement and text. Using spoken and sung texts the challenge was to create an experience that communicated their inner lives in an unsentimental way. By translating their stories into song and creating a five song cycle for the work the choreography was able to move between the individual and the group opening spaces for an unsentimental appreciation of their diverse experiences whilst seeking to challenge stereotyp..

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