Glacier

Year:
2008

Credits:

Performed by and created with:

Amy Bell,
Clare Brzezicki (apprentice)
Jacob Ingram-Dodd
Lise Manavit
Simon Palmer
Keir Patrick
Natalia Thorn
Phil Williams

Music & Sound Design: Jeremy Cox

Costume & Set Design:
Naomi Wilkinson in collaboration with Maresa von Stockert

Lighting Design: Adrian Plaut

Choreography, Concept & Text:  
Maresa von Stockert

Funders and Supporters:

Co-produced by the Mercury Theatre Colchester,
co-commissioned by Southbank Centre and DanceEast,
supported by danceWEB, DanceXchange, LABAN,
Jerwood Space and Northern School of Contemporary Dance.

 

Combining text, movement, sound and set, Glacier provokes thoughts on humanity’s paradoxical struggles with, for and against nature.

Moving on black oily surfaces and porous white textures, the dancers enter into a delicate symbiosis with the set on stage. Materials and bodies inspire and manipulate one another. The shiny slippery stage reflects and distorts the crumbling white landscape and those moving along its edges.

Running time: 75 minutes

 
“One of the most intriguing talents in British dance theatre.”
Keith Watson, Metro, 2008
 
“What amazes as always is the stunning visual effect of von Stockert and her cast’s wit and imagination… it makes audiences think.”
Mary Redman, The Stage, January 2008
 
“It’s a tribute to Maresa von Stockert’s imagination that she squeezes so many issues into her latest work Glacier… the material has been layered like a nesting box of images, each one cunningly springing open the next…”
Judith Mackrell, The Guardian, January 2008
 
“In her choreography von Stockert is often drawn to the rhythmic manipulation of props, … In Glacier she takes on polystyrene, converting oblong slabs and curving shards of the stuff into ice floes or, more abstractly, objects that symbolise experimentation, obstruction, fragility or waste.”
Donald Hutera, The Times, January 2008

Top line photo credits from left to right: Nuno Santos, Naomi Wilkinson, Nuno Santos

Bottom line photo credits from left to right: Naomi Wilkinson

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