Markéta and Charlie met in a dance class in April 2019 and, after an instant and intense connection in moving together, felt compelled to continue digging into the physical conversation that began in that first meeting. Then lockdown happened, and so after a long break, they came together earlier this year and began to develop a practice of moving in connection with each other.
This piece is both practice and performance. It is a little akin to climbing; a constant process of negotiation and calculation - engaging with and navigating the landscape and structure of each other through a constant and committed focus towards every shift of attention and movement.
It is a functional exploration of structures in motion and veers between a delicate precision and a visceral physicality.
- Concept, choreography, performing: Markéta Stránská & Charlie Morrissey
- Sound design: Charlie Morrissey
- Sound resources: Matěj Kotouček
- Photography: Camilla Green
Co-comissioned by: Candoco Dance Company, Sadler´s Wells (London, UK)
Special thanks to: Rob Hopper, Julia Maybury and Olivia Edginton and Wainsgate Dances