A sense of rolling
A stream of actions
It is about being present
An exercise in transformation and perpetual movement, Figurines is inspired by whirling Dervish Dance. A dancer sets off on a spinning journey of becoming by shaping and re-shaping herself continuously. Audience members witness the performer swirling through a never-ending flow of representations, to be lead on a meditative ride where images emerge, fuse and disappear relentlessly.
Wearing earplugs to draw in powerful bass vibrations, this piece gets to the core of your bones and leads us towards an introspective state of viewing.
A performance experience that will change your state of mind, asks you to stop for a moment, take a breath and get back into your body.
Choreography: Lola Maury (France/UK)
Dancer: Laureline Richard (France)
Sound: Alberto Ruiz (Spain)
Lighting: Alberto Ruiz and Lola Maury
Costume: Clare McGarrigle(UK)
Advisor in Dervish Dance Practice: Jorge Crecis (Spain)
Producer: Helen Goodman (UK)
Figurines was developed using public funding from Arts Council England, with support from The Place (London), Yorkshire Dance (Leeds), Studio Lucien/Compagnie Propos (Lyon), York University (York) and Dance City (Newcastle). Thanks to CND/ Lyon Rhône-Alpes for studio space. Special thanks to Aurea Romero Alvarez for her creative input and performance during the initial stages of Figurines.