The four works that make up Phase Space are remembered dances that didn’t yet exist. When we set off, I assigned each dancer the task of calling up the moments, gestures, actions and phrases from their repertoire with me that live most vividly and deeply in their body. These excavated fragments provided the seeds for dreamscape memory dances that reveal impulses, images and oblique storylines that emerged from under the surface of the steps.
In physics, phase space is the term used to describe a disruption of time and space in which the laws of dimensional continuity and evenly paced, sequential time no longer hold true. Phase space can be transformed like working bread dough by stretching, flattening, folding, rolling, punching, and shaping so that the original relationship between any two points shifts in radical and unpredictable ways.
Composing this work has been deeply fascinating for me as a choreographer, but my ambition with Phase Space has been to create a set of four dances that each possess striking and unique identities that transcend the methods, mechanics, and mysteries of making them.
nominated for the 2015/2016 Dora Mavor Moore award for Outstanding Production
nominated for the 2015/2016 Dora Mavor Moore award for Outstanding Performance- Kate Holden, Phase Space
winner of the 2015/16 Dora Mavor Moore Award for Outstanding Lighting Design – Marc Parent, Phase Space
Presenters with a password may view Phase Space video here:
the duet from Phase Space / Sean Ling, Andrea Nann
Full video coming soon.
Bookings and information: Meredith Potter