This must-see performance features an arresting collaboration between New Zealand company Muscle Mouth and T.H.E Dance Company. Inspired by the complexities of visual artist David Altmed, New Zealand’s Ross McCormack sculpts a multisensory vortex on stage with his theatrical and highly physical choreography; while Singapore’s Kuik Swee Boon, hailed for his mastery of form and aesthetic, pushes the limits of the dancers in exploring the art of the fight.
Vessel by Kuik Swee Boon (Singapore)
Vessel meditates on cause and effect, where every action results in an equal and opposite reaction.
Stripped of embellishment, a dancer’s body serves as his and her most powerful tool of communication with a fellow performer, the choreographer, each audience member. With subtle precision, Kuik employs the art of the fight as a metaphor for the breaking points and boundaries we constantly negotiate across relationships, cultures and systems.
Area² by Ross McCormack (New Zealand)
“… a fresh New Zealand dance voice (has arrived)”. – The Listener
Inspired by the complexities of visual artist David Altmed, McCormack sculpts a multisensory vortex on stage with his highly theatrical and demanding choreography. Set upon the intuitive bodies of T.H.E’s dancers, Area² divides space, creating an amplified zone that puts into question and conflict, ideas of territory and dimension. The piece also aims to show the body at odds as it attempts acts of dominance over a benign object and the space it occupies.
*There will be a post-show dialogue after 23 June’s performance.