A physicality was found through probing the corporeal patterns in our life spans, Road Postures is an abstraction on the way we negotiate, traverse and shape the space around us. The work frames two bodies that are both charged and uncharged successively and at once.
Stephanie McMann and Roberta Jean perform, they get up and get down and get up and get down again. They fly and lay and hover in-between. The physical actions they repeat become echoes.
Research for Road Postures was initially supported by Chisenhale Dance Space and The London Borough of Tower Hamlets. The commission involved research and observations of the local community, focusing on the contrasting ways in which people present themselves day-to-day and the way people manoeuvre their bodies through public spaces.
Directed by Roberta Jean
Performed by Stephanie McMann and Roberta Jean at Déda on the 29th November 2012
Music by Stern & Guerra and Ghédalia Tazartès
Made with support from Dance4, Chisenhale Dance Space, Dartington and Arts Council England