This documentary is an aesthetic "lens" into the methodologies, processes, and skills that create the work, '36'
Choreographer: Jorge Crecis
Creation Assistant and Rehearsal Director: Nathan Johnston
Music Composition: Vincenzo Lamagna
Dancers: Doria Belanger, Felicity Beveridge, Fionn Cox-Davies, Myrto Grapsa, Nathan Johnston, Eithne Kane, Matt Lackford, KJ Lawson, Jamie Morgans, Rachele Rapisardi, John Ross, Harlan Rust, Piedad Seiquer, Keren Smail
Video Creation: Nadia Adame
Costume Designer and Tailor: Sharon Coleman
Original Lighting Designer: Michael Mannion
Lighting Designer for ROH2 Production: Warren Letton
'36' was an EDge commission in 2010-11 and was re-created for ROH2 with support from London Contemporary Dance School.
In '36', the dancers are a team in a new dance-sport, and they play against a variable compositional structure of time and space.
- when the dancers know the choreography by heart, but they do not know what role they will play?
- if each choreographic component includes complicated permutations of twelve numbers?
- if the work also has thirty-six flying props?
- if each team-member has to chose a different role within the team at fixed points?
'36' combines chaos and order, desperation and hope, pain and relief, and concentration and madness but is, above all, an exciting display of real-time problem-solving.