Marie-Gabrielle Rotie and Liz Lea
Archive :: production:T01594224395, dance or ballet:S489275716, venue:V204
Refract/Flying Chair for Da Vinci/Mugams SecretsRefract
- choreographed and performed by Liz Lea and Marie-Gabrielle Rotie who unite their distinctive movement languages to create a duet of distortions and spillages: two entities neither flesh nor shadow sculpted by the forces of light and water. Projected film by Lucy Baldwyn Original Sound Nick Parkin Costume Gabriella Csyani Wills Lightining Karen Norris. Flying Chair for Da Vinci
- solo choreography/performance/film/lighting by Marie-Gabrielle Rotie and Original sound Nick Parkin. Rotie spins and sways inside and imaginary forest of gravity, seamlessly transforming between fairytale characters. She builds a nest on a chair to explore themes of flight. A huge projection of a burning feather frames this dark and unusual fusion of film, Butoh/contemporary dance and vocal work. ' both painful and disturbing to watch but compelling in its madness ...haunting images' (The Place online Review) Funded by Japan 2001, CDS, Diva Pictures. Mugams Secrets
- choreography and performance Liz Lea, costume by Elissa Ferguson, lighting by Jo Malone. Mugam was a secret language developed in the 16th century to express forbidden desires. It was a languge for men. In this work a woman takes up the challenge, revealing the unexpected and playing with convention. Classical indian and Contemporary dance with playful intent and deadly accuracy. ' a style that is all her own .... impressive attention to detail, balance of stillness and action ... her strongest work yet' ( Sydney Morning Herald, May 2000).