PREVIEW: Dance Edits @ Dance City
Posted on September 25th 2017 by Whats on Northeast
After a bit of a break over the summer, Dance City are introducing us to a new season of spectacular performances by treating their audience to not one, not two, not even three works – but a whole six pieces!
The works featured in Dance Edits on 28th September come from the minds of some of the most talented dancers and choreographers in the North East, featuring new commissions by Dance City themselves. The performances themselves feature a range of themes and styles, ensuring that there’s something to capture everyone’s imagination. Robert Anderson draws from the movement and social patterns of carnivorous animals and fictional creatures, and his work ‘Them’ depicts a young couple as they prepare to host guests in a darkly comical fashion.
Alice Henry, meanwhile, explore the mental and physical capacity of an elite athlete in ‘Muse’, addressing themes of strength, power and peak performance, as well as issues of weakness and vulnerability. By contrast, Ella Mesma’s ‘Foreign Bodies’ tracks themes of migration and refers to both the experience of refugees, the need to relocate and migrant experiences in a new country – an ambitious feat in just a few short minutes. In her piece ‘Cold Colour’, Nicole Vivien Watson aims to physically communicate the effects of colour and light on the psyche through physical movement.
Central Africa is the location for Patrick Ziza’s ‘Untitled’, where clothes and dandyism becomes like a religion in an otherwise impoverished area. Finally, ‘Wired’ comes from George Williams, an independent dance artist supported by TIN Arts as part of their Emerging Dance Artists Programme. In it, he inhabits a single bedroom, a central gravitational point that doubles as his playground, the line between entertainment and distraction become ever-more blurred.
With so many different performances, you should expect the unexpected!
For more information, visit the Dance City website.
Image courtesy of Moving Cities & Moving Art Management