Torrent is part of – THREAD, Commissioned by Dancenorth, 2015
As Dancenorth celebrates its 30th year, in May 2015 the company presented three incredibly diverse new works, all linked by the thread of lineage and connection to the company.
Torrent is inspired by the connection between us, kinetic energy and elemental forces. We looked at the accumulation/build up, then the surge or outpouring and lastly the debris or what remains. It is an abstract interpretation of human experience and this idea of a ‘violent or unexpected surge’ relates to us on a human level as well. Torrent will examine this unstable dynamic through choreography between body, object, light and sound
Choreographer- Lisa Wilson
Performers- Harrison Hall, Mason Kelly, Jenni Large and Ashley McLellan
Composer- Guy Webster
Set Designer- Luke Ede
Lighting Designer- Ben (Bosco) Shaw
Costume Design- Lisa Wilson
Photography- Amber Haines
“A well-structured piece…. clearly explores connections, both kinetic and elemental, between body, object, light and sound”
“Dancers Harrison Hall, Mason Kelly, Jenni Large and Ashley McLellan were sinuous, their movement seamless and grounded”
“Peppered with elements of robotic-like “popping”, the dance becomes progressively looser, more abandoned and finally almost frenzied when punctuated by a staccato ”stuttering” of hands and feet.
“A visually striking sequence, in which the intricate interplay of four pairs of hands develops into a broad weaving movement for the interlinked dancers, was a highlight”
Denise Richardson, Dance Australia