Sensual and cinematic, “The future memory heartbreak junction, diptych” is an analysis of the performer's psyche and the compulsive nature of the heart. Through a clever manipulation of space and time, FMHJ reveals the two sides of a fatal love story. Ivanochko's solo shows a torch singer trapped in a surreal landscape unable to let go of her past. The duet, with dancer Brendan Wyatt, introduces her past, and it's not what anyone could expect. Blending high drama, lush and muscular dancing, and the deconstruction of popular songs, FMHJ penetrates the “live hard, die young” culture that has consistently permeated western society over the past 100 years. By tracking the path of the lovers' heartbeats with depth, humour and empathy, it's also a classic, tragic and epic love story.
Nominated for a Dora Mavor Moore award for Outstanding Performance in 2010, Ivanochko and Wyatt's performances are hot, chemical and unabashedly beautiful.