CLOSER(2005 — 2008)
Using senses other than eyes, six dancers take flight aiming to bring the separate closer.
Liberated from taboos of touch, they share a world where contact is not cautioned, but the start of freedom and trust. Where hearing, smell and the ripple of breath energize the space between bodies with a rich sensory perception, crossing the distorted distances between our world and us.
- Original music score: Scott Smith
- Concrete sounds: Angus Balbernie
- Pre-show video: Becky Edmunds
- Lighting design: Alan Jackson
- Costume design: Alke
- Tour management: Ed Higginson
- Dancers: Katy Dymoke, Robert Andersen, Janee Hall, Holly Thomas, Patrick Beelaert and Stuart Jackson.
The performance at Glasgow CCA with Dance House, involved 7 other professional dancers and the Glasgow Improvisation Orchestra for a 25 minute improvisation extravaganza (5 x 5 minute scores with the orchestra and dancers), then a performance of Closer followed the interval.
Closer was audio described.
“Thanks for an enjoyable evening, I particularly liked the staging of some of the personal experience sections and the trio of men had a strong dynamic and a delightful sense of comedy. Well done.” (Deb Ashby, DiGM)
Lancaster, 9th Nov 2005
Dance Resource (DARE)
With Lilian Baylis
Residency workshops and performance involving pupils
Jackson’s Lane, London
Escapade dance festival
Waterside Arts Centre
Aberdeen, October 2007
Leap! Dance Festival, 2008
Unity Theatre Liverpool