A sense of dissolving and binding as the dancers appeared and disappeared from the 3D space within the interplay of light and dark – very alchemical. Audience comment
This piece was inspired by the 11 major lighthouses of Orkney and is an immersive visual and sound experience. A perspex box stands on a plinth at eye level in the centre of the room. The choreography is projected into and through the perspex box creating layers of optical images within the cube and beyond it onto the end walls of the room.The audience is able to walk around the piece and experience it at close proximity.
The choreography expresses the collision of wave on rock, ships that pass in the night, the scanning beam of a lighthouse on dark seas and the smallness of humankind in the face of the elements.
The sound element composed by Alessandro Altavilla and Helen Papaioannou, creates a sonic and spatial density and draws on the mapping, individual light characteristics and rhythm of the 11 lighthouses of Orkney.
'Really loved this piece. So imaginative and very clever. Simply wonderful 'Audience comment