Flock is an installation inspired by Tchaikovsky's Swan Lake. Set out of doors, after dark, Flock uses the physical presence of participants and passers by to illuminate enchanted ghostly dancers. Following any one of these will take you on a journey where fantasy and reality merge, moving you simultaneously through both the physical space and the dancers' virtual swan world.
Each person’s pathway is intricately connected to the group as a whole - ultimately creating a co-ordinated corps de ballet of pedestrian performers, as engaging to the bystander as the participant.
Made in collaboration between digital media artists KMA (Kit Monkman & Tom Wexler) and choreographer Tom Sapsford, Flock was commissioned by the Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA) with the support of ROH2 at the Royal Opera House.
Flock premiered in London's Trafalgar Square on the evening of Thursday 1st February 2007, and toured across 5 venues in the South West of England in November of the same year.
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