FORM DANCE PROJECTS AND RIVERSIDE THEATRES PRESENT
DANCE BITES 2018
FEATURING LEGS ON THE WALL AND KATHRYN PUIE
A Double Bill of dance exploring the subtleties of above ground movement with apparatus.
Legs On The Wall
In Cat’s Cradle, Australia’s celebrated physical theatre company Legs On The Wall, explores the depths of what is private and what is public. How do we navigate between what we desire to do and how we are expected to act?
This work delves into the intimacy between a couple who crave more from their newfound relationship. Cat’s Cradle hums with an underlying tension between the performers, sometimes playful sometimes painful.
The performers expertly utilise simple but commanding apparatus that looms over the space like a curtain of tentacles, revealing the underbelly of the story. Cat’s Cradle tantalises us, as it coerces us to look at our own desires where reality and fantasy collide. But will any of us admit to it?
“Risky, gutsy and sometimes wild” (The Sun Herald)
Please note: Mature adult themes. Recommended age 16 plus
SOFT PROSTHETICS AND METAL GODS
Kathryn Puie and Lux Eterna
What is prosthetic to what? How repressed is the body? Existing in a highly ocularcentric culture have we lost touch with the haptic realm… As a species dependent on external devices/prosthetics to enhance, extend and expand our human experience, is it possible to breathe life and extend consciousness into these inanimate objects? Who is moving what, and what is moving who?
Kathryn Puie brings her extraordinary versatile physicality to the stage in a new variation of her career-long foray into dance for stilts in collaboration with visual artist, Lux Eterna.
“There’s an ambiguity in prosthesis, underpinned by labile space between replacement, augmentation and generation. Between, recovery, substitution and experimentation” (The Prosthetic Cosmos E.Grosz)
CO-DEVISORs AND PERFORMERs
“Puie’s aggressive athleticism combined with sliding grace” (Real Time)
“Every walking step fine tuned into subtle moves, precise articulations and sensual ripplings—life is dance.” (Real Time)
“Ultimately the dance is about body against body, skin against skin; sometimes restrained, sometimes tender, sometimes wild.” (deborahjones.me)
DATES & TIMES
Thursday 21st June at 8pm
Friday 22nd June at 8pm
Saturday 23rd June at 8pm