In the Process of… is a beautifully crafted duet in which a man and woman negotiate a series of endings, rather than a single unfolding narrative leading to one inevitable finale. Manipulating movement parameters and playing with the myth of ‘the quest’ underlying the basic archetypical themes, a play of two emerges as a series of intermezzos to a story never told. 60 wooden hoops dramatically help and hinder the couple’s relationship on stage – and even at times become the sole protagonists.
In The Process of… draws upon Conlon Nancarrow’s compositional structures and studies into the effect of film figure movement and genre recognition.
Choreography & Artistic Direction Zoi Dimitriou
Performers Zoi Dimitriou, Stephen Moynihan, Ben McEwen, Rachel Graham & Maisie Whitehead
Lighting Designer Gregor Knüppel
Sound Designers Ryan West
Costume Designer Sayako Kaibuchi
Dramaturgical Support Tania Batzoglou
Made at The Place, A Place Commission supported by The Columbia Foundation of the Capital Community Foundation. Commissioned by Laban Theatre. Supported by the Bonnie Bird Choreography Fund 09, Arts Council England, Hellenic National Centre of Theatre & Dance (Ministry of Culture) and The Isadora & Raymond Duncan Dance Research Centre.