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  • Sasha Ivanochko, Brendan Wyatt

    Photo: Brianna Lombardo

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  • Total duration: 45 min

The set piece consists of multiple collapsable chairs, made for touring.

  • The sculptural body as a metaphor for psychic/sexual transformation. With masking, clothing and nudity, Ivanochko refocusses sources of surface identity. Gender and gesture are primary expressers and the centre of communication. The dancers appear as consorts, representing shifting degrees of masculine and feminine energy. Physical states used in the piece suggest an energetic imbalance- agitation, lethargy, the constant need to sit down, etc.. The course of the piece reveals the dancers in combative collaboration, shifting the balance of energy between them to find equilibrium. Transactions are violent and immoral, yet complicit and purposeful. While masking the bodies provides the viewer with a subjective image, Ivanochko taps into contemporary collective archetypes sewn deeply into the core of our humanity. The dancers as people are palpably authentic. “Every Man” is revealed in the work.

    • Year of premiere: 2013
    • Target audience: Adulte
    • Choreographer(s): Sasha Ivanochko
    • Performer(s): Sasha Ivanochko, Brendan Wyatt
    • Collaborator(s): Costumes : Sasha Ivanochko; Lights : Simon Rossiter; Music : Catherine Thompson; Scenographie : TBA
    Last update: 15 juin 2012