31 Aug 2018 to 1 Sep 2018
‘Transience’ features three original works by choreographers Xavier McGettigan and Stacey Carmichael, ‘Retroaction’, ‘A Brief Encounter’ and ‘The Visitor’.
Athletic skill, storytelling and emotion combine in this exciting debut for the ADC Impact Ensemble.
Retroaction by Xavier McGettigan is a collection of vinyl records can sit unattended or be constantly in play, but in either case they hold precious memories. Intended as a showcase of the ADC Impact Ensemble dancers incredible talent and versatility, Retroaction features a ‘wishlist’ of music of artists like Paul Simon, Kate Bush, Hall & Oates, Nick Drake, Toto and more.
A Brief Encounter by Stacey Carmichael is about a girl who walks into a room, she sits. What if the couch she sits on could tell the stories it is seen – love, pain, sleep, violence, laughter. We encounter people, we encounter objects sometimes only for a fleeting moment, but what stories do we leave behind? A dance and physical theatre piece.
The Visitor by Xavier McGettigan is inspired by Jim O’Rourke’s incredible 38-minute masterpiece of the same name, ‘The Visitor’ explores how it feels to be the Other, yet as the Self, can anyone truly be an outsider?