A dance performance for stage and screen.
A woman progresses through vast arctic landscapes, on an invisible path. A drop falls. Two characters balance the support and restrictions of occupying the same small space. Three bodies push and pull their way through unfamiliar territory. Another drop falls from the stalactite in the ceiling far above and hits the stalagmite on the floor, which leaves a few minerals on them both. Maybe after millions of years, they grow towards each other – time breathes, weight drops, movement flows.
Arktisk Kultursenter, Hammerfest (Norway)
March 30, 2017
CPR Center for Performance Research, New York (USA)
September 28 – October 1, 2017
DRIP is an evening-length performance which explores time, the notion of obstacle, perseverance and the relationship between the moving image and the moving body. Rooted in stories of human struggle, the choreography plays with ideas of scale and perspective, and our connection to the natural landscape. Set to music by composer Magnar Åm, the performance integrates the dance and film as equal elements and is inspired by the long and slow formation process of the sheltered, dark stalactite caves and the vast, barren prairie landscapes of the arctic. The constant communication between the dance and film blend creates a visual dialogue that drives the narrative.
DRIP is created in close collaboration with the performers and collaborators.
PHOTO: Tyler Sparks
EINY ÅM SPARKS choreography, video editing and performance
STEPHANIE SLEEPER costume and performance
KEVIN HO performance
TYLER SPARKS cinematography
MAGNAR ÅM music
DEREK VAN HEEL lighting design
BRYCE CUTLER media design
KRISTY DODSON production manager / creative director
DRIP is made possible through generous support from Arts Council Norway and Dansearena nord