Image: Byron Perry
Presented by Arts House and Stephanie Lake
Stephanie Lake’s new work DUAL is a choreographic puzzle that fuses jagged yet slippery pieces. Two solos are performed one after the other. They are distinctly different worlds; contrasting, and seemingly unrelated. Each gesture has a strange sense of absence but also holds its own abstract logic. But in a third act the two solos miraculously interlock forming a complex duet that sees all elements – their musical scores, their atmospheres – combine. The solos merge and new meanings emerge. A chemical reaction occurs and we find ourselves in a new psychological space revealing that what appeared separate does, in fact, belong together. In this fugue-like tale of synthesis, DUAL asks questions about individuality and what is sacrificed as well as heightened by a union.
Award-winning choreographer, dancer and teacher Stephanie Lake is inaugural recipient of the Dame Peggy Van Praagh Choreographic Fellowship 2012 and Resident Director at Lucy Guerin Inc in 2013. Her acclaimed full-length work for Chunky Move’s Next Move program, Mix Tape, won two 2011 Green Room Awards including Best Choreography. Lake has cast leading Australian dancers Sara Black and Alisdair Macindoe to realise the complex choreographic material of this challenging and exciting new work.
Choreographer/Costume Designer: Stephanie Lake
Performers: Alisdair Macindoe, Sara Black
Composer/Lighting Designer: Robin Fox
Production Manager: Chris Mercer
Producer: Freya Waterson, Insite Arts
DUAL has been supported by Arts Victoria, the City of Melbourne, through Arts House, Chunky Move, Lucy Guerin Inc, Ausdance/Peggy Van Praagh Choreographic Fellowship