FORM Dance Projects and Riverside Theatres will present the exciting double bill, Above Ground, exploring the subtleties of above ground movement with apparatus.
The double bill will feature the new work, Cat’s Cradle, from Australia’s celebrated physical theatre company, Legs On The Wall. Expertly utilising a commanding apparatus that looms over the space, like a curtain of tentacles, Cat’s Cradle will explore the depths of what is private and what is public. It will tantalisingly coerce the audience to look at their own desires, where reality and fantasy collide.
The second work, Soft Prosthetics and Metal Gods, sees Kathryn Puie bring her extraordinary versatile physicality to the stage in a new variation of her career-long foray into dance for stilts.
A collaboration with artist Lux Eterna, the work explores how we depend on external devices and prosthetics to enhance, extend and expand our human experience. It will question whether it is possible to breathe life and extend consciousness into these inanimate objects, and if we have lost touch with the haptic realm.