'Essence' & 'Impostor'
'Essence'Two bodies, one mind, Together yet apart. Dominated and sublimated. A curious journey through fun and excitement into anger and confusion..... Driven by the musician, the two dancers are taken on an emotional roller-coaster. 'Essence' was created by the co-founders of the company. It was the first piece that the company created and began as an experiment. The initial stages explored the choreographic methods used by CandoCo dance company. The choreographers then explored their own ideas and then combined the developed the two. The piece showed risk and innocence purely as a result of the creation process.
Performers: Michael King, Rachael Lines & Matthew Sanderson
Music: Fun Lovin' Criminals: 'I can't get with that' (sung by Matthew Sanderson). Craig Armstrong: 'Balcony Scene - Romeo & Juliet. Brooklyn Funk Essentials: 'Big Apple Boogaloo'. Prodigy; 'Climbatize'. 'Take me to the station' (sung by Matthew Sanderson)
What exactly goes through your mind? To what extent do you torture yourself with insecurities? To what extreme do you question things you do or relationships you are involved in?
Impostor explores how our minds jump from thought to thought, how we battle on and camouflage our weaknesses in order to reach our next hurdle…..looking at notions of resistance and acceptance. Impostor is particular and personal.
Choreographer: Helen Parlor
Performers: Karen Knox, Rachael Lines, Michael King & Gary Brunt
Music: Chemical Brothers; and Natin Sawney
The Stoke-on-Trent College, “International Women’s Day” Staffordshire University, & “The Open Dance Festival”, Alternative Arts, London
Celestica Plc, Complete Personal Assistance Ltd, Brian & Wendy Lines.
The City of Stoke-on-Trent Sixth Form College & The Stoke-on-Trent College
The Northern School of Contemporary Dance, Candoco, Dave Toole, Bretton Hall, Marye Humphreys, Derek Polson, Chris Shoune, Clive, Richard Lowery, Emma Amsden and to everyone else who helped out in anyway. THANK YOU