A video of the complete perforrmance of MirrorMirror. It runs for 60 minutes.
MirrorMirror is a beautiful, ethereal piece of dance-theatre. Utilising aerials, floor choreography and water this dynamic work it is at once physically astounding and hypnotising. The two performers work in perfect harmony, exercising flawless synchronisation to move across a stage filled with water to create a work of majesty and poetry. Mirror Mirror is a dreamy yet arresting work that leaves audiences breathless, captivated by the enchanting world created by these two stunning performers.
Performers David /Clarkson and Dean Walsh (Ex-DV8) combine with Dutch-based choreographer Paul Selwyn Norton, to build a visually intense, dynamic, yet poetic, encounter above water focusing on the theme of the mortal body and ‘the other side’.
MirrorMirror is a duet of dance, physical theatre and aerial fusion. The third in a trilogy of works that Stalker has devised which investigates notions of ending. The unique set allows the choreographic language to take flight via an aerial tracking system, which runs upstage to down and dynamically suspends the performance above a water floor. MirrorMirror explores the concept that information and ideas are held within the body – in genetics, in movement patterns, in memory and in ancestry. Personal identity is not fixed but rather spread over time, place and space.
Australia’s Stalker Theatre has been a regular visitor to the European festival scene over the last twenty years. In its new performance MirrorMirror the company is branching out into the new realm of dance while retaining its hallmark features of bold visuals and outspoken aerial physicality.
“MirrorMirror is a majestic dancing (moving) artwork.” Door Eric Nederkoorn, Dagblad Van Het Noorden, 24 August 2009
Noorderzon Festival, The Netherlands
“A dazzling, breathlessly enthralling combination of aerialist/physical theatre work and dance.”
Lynne Lancaster, Artshub, 7 October 2009
Riverside Theatres, Parramatta, Sydney, Australia
“It’s gravity defying - and its get better. [The water] becomes a mirror of their every move, doubling the fascination and the pleasure of watching these two outstanding performers working so closely together.”
Jill Sykes, Sydney Morning Herald, 7 October 2009
Riverside Theatres, Parramatta, Sydney, Australia.