Episodes of Flight (2008)
Rosemary Butcher’s choreography follows an archival journey across the United States and in particular New York, where she studied at the time of the Judson Church movement. The concept centres on an interaction with a remembered past, specific to the urban environment of New York in the late '60s and early '70s. In the choreography, a rigorous physical journey is marked by a single figure measuring out a pathway within a confined space. Post Works’s set consisted of two projection screens that framed the extremities of the performance space and a film projected onto the screens that ran for the length of the performance. The film consisted of a series of fictional gridded landscapes and movement notations, that emphasised particular narrative strands within the choreography and mimicked the movement of the dancer. The projected film aimed to act both in union and in disjunction with the choreographed movement.
Funded by the German National Performance Network with funding provided by the German Federal Foundation as part of its Dance Plan Germany and the Bavarian Association for Contemporary Dance BLZT by means of the Bavarian State Ministry of Sciences, Research and the Arts. Co-funded by Dance Umbrella, UK and Pflatzzbau, Ludwigshafen, Germany.
Commissioned by Dance Umbrella and Dance Venture Munich.
Riverside Studios, London, UK
Muffathalle, Munich, Germany
Performer: Elena Giannotti
Installation: Melissa Appleton, Mathew Butcher [Post Works]
Composer: Cathy Lane
Lighting: Charles Balfour