Property partner: Haranda Investments/ Neville Hall
23 Princes Street
Friday 17 March 11am - 11pm
Images: Justin Spiers
Composure is a 10 hour long endurance piece in which the dancers create the choreography as they dance it. People are welcome to come and go throughout the day, watching or participating in how the dance unfolds and develops.
Composure uses movement, dance and voice to negotiate a live improvised engagement with the design of a vacant space, sound, and the relationships between those present in the space.
“We shape each other, we shape ourselves, we shape the space; we fulfil the tasks of our improvised reality.”
People can come as a dancer, investigating their methods of working; come as a maker, bringing an idea they’d like the dancer to use to make dance (a painting, a poem, a story you think could inspire movement); come and play an instrument; or come as an observer: sitting and watching it all unfold.
At the core of this project are dance artists Leah Carrell and Benjamin Mitchells' interest in developing a sustainable practice, investigating the interests of choreographers, and creating a performance that challenges them both physically and creatively.
The use of a vacant space offers audiences an innovative way of engaging with dance through dynamic and unusual interactions. The audience is invited to observe the process of making dance as a transparent sharing of processes, explorations, triumphs and failings.