THIS BRIGHT FIELD (2017)
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please contact Producer Annabel Dunbar
Clinkard and his company of twelve exceptional dancers, have crafted a dance event in two distinct parts that imaginatively reorientates the audience to consider the subjective and objective gaze and experiences of togetherness.
In Part one, the audience are invited in small groups to share the stage with the performers as they deftly collapse and expand a maze of screens to direct and edit the audiences’ experience of their dancing. Within the miniature worlds created, time slows as captivating and unrepeatable exchanges between the performer selicit an atmosphere of intimacy and care.
In Part two, Clinkard’s choreography takes to the full stage on a cinematic scale. Back in the auditorium seats and with the familiarity of individual dancers still in mind, the audience witness the twelve-strong cast navigate a series of social and choreographic conditions. Degrees of agency within the group setting are explored as visceral terrains of movement, sound and imagery gradually build in momentum until This Bright Field,powered by connectedness, becomes a highly visual and emotional experience.
Concept, direction and design: Theo Clinkard
Artistic Collaboration: Leah Marojevic
Realisation and performance: Leah Marojevic, Stephanie McMann, Meri Pajunpää, Natalie Corne, Crystal Zillwood, Temitope Ajose-Cutting, Luke Divall, Mathieu Geffre, Nick Coutsier, Colas Lucot, Pau Aran Gimeno, Sam Kennedy (Antonin Rioche, original cast)
Sound composition and performance: James Keane
Vocals: Archie Keane
Lighting design: Guy Hoare
Costumes: Rike Zöllner
Running time: Part one 15 mins & Part two 50 mins
World Premiere Brighton Festival 2017 at The Brighton Dome Concert Hall.
This Bright Field is a Dance4 co-production. Co-commissioned by Brighton Festival, Dance4, The Greenwich Dance & Trinity Laban Partnership, The Lowry and Tramway, with additional support from The Point, The Miskin Theatre and the National Lottery through Arts Council England.
Theo Clinkard is an Associate Artist of Brighton Dome & Brighton Festival, Dance4 and Greenwich Dance.
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