Of Land and Tongue is the group work that forms part of the double bill, which Clinkard's seven-strong company premiered in June 2014. Conceived for unconventional and atmospheric spaces, set to live music by James Keane and presented twice nightly to an intimate audience of just 60, this evening of work promises a rare and breathtaking experience; from nuanced performances that capitalise on the intimacy of the setting, to visceral physicality that
rips across the floor at the audiences feet.
Through eloquent dance, vivid imagery, conversation and song, an accumulation of untranslatable words from other cultures are brought to life to visceral, compelling and occasionally hilarious effect. OF LAND AND TONGUE is a dance of odd sensations and unnameable experiences performed by an exceptional cast and set to live music, that invites audiences to consider the shifting relations between that which is experienced and that which can be articulated.
The double bill was co-commissioned by The Tanja Liedtke Foundation and Pavilion Dance South West and was created in spring 2014 through residencies at Lucy Guerin Inc (Melbourne), Critical Path (Sydney), Vitlycke Centre for Performing Arts (Sweden), Shawbrook (Ireland), Greenwich Dance, Dance East, Swindon Dance, Plymouth Dance and The Point.
Choreographer / Designer Theo Clinkard
Composer / Musician James Keane
Lighting Design Guy Hoare
Performers Sofie Burgoyne
Costumes Wolf and Gypsy Vintage
"...a rump-shaking finale, which fuses street dance and contemporary shape-shifting shimmies to James Keane's thunderous soundtrack. It makes it impossible not to move iu your seat"