Resolution! is The Place's annual festival of new works presented by a range of diverse emerging dance-artists. Speak Up
- When 37 protests worldwide between 2006 - 2013 had in excess of 1 million participants we ask who's talking- and who's listening? Speak Up uses elements of verbatim theatre alongside dance questioning to what extent we feel we have a voice in today's society? Interviews with a range of ages, nationalities and experiences feature in this piece of docu-dance, an up-to-the-minute account of the value of speaking up. Underneath the Skin
- We are what we do, we are what we suffer. A metamorphosis; a physical and emotional journey that two people experience and causes an abrupt change in their lives. Zion
- We are in a constant state of conspiracy... or yet that's what the character at the end of your street preaches. The truth is much more frightening - nobody is in control! Dance styles blur in the work Jane Doe. Hip hop and contemporary dance litter the evening, however Lee Griffiths' The Company beautifully melds these two styles to produce a uniquely original piece. Faultlessly, The Company explore Isabel Allende's quotation ?a man does what he can, a woman does what a man cannot'. A frenetic mood pervades the performance as the five male dancers appear to be struck by an internal struggle. Their bodies' spasm and jerk irrepressibly as if fuelled by a terrible angst. With no restraints, the dancers throw themselves across the stage, their bodies nimble and erratic but professionally controlled. Although a gruelling piece, the boys pierce their movement with an ardency which enhances the choreography. Even the smaller movement enthrals. The innovative choreography and the sheer talent that each dancer holds fuses to create an impressive piece that stuns the audience into captivation, but also surpasses all other acts of the night. Symone Keisha 2014. Duration: 90minsCompany Anecdotal Evidence (Speak Up). Choreographer Patricia Zafra (Underneath the Skin). Company The Company (Zion). Choreographer Lee Griffiths (Zion).