Fade

Two male dancers. The piece began with the motif of a bouncing ball. The first dancer used mime-style manipulation to imply the solidity of the ball in one place, and the second dancer replaced the ball with his head, and back again. It was a really playful piece, moving from silence, punctuated only by heavy breathing (in unison) and the sound of the dancers movement in space, and really quick latin music which kept the pace moving. They had wonderful control of their weight and one another’s weight, but their movement was still very free and comfortable. It was absolutely beautiful to watch. Their rhythm did not stop: they would go from cannon to unison and back to cannon seamlessly. The lighting was fairly simple but very effective. I was very impressed by this piece.

Originally written on Tuesday 4th October 2011, and published on Tumblr

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