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Glacier

‘One of the most intriguing talents in British dance theatre.’

Keith Watson, Metro





Year :
2008

Credits :
Danced by and created with Amy Bell, Jacob Ingram-Dodd, Lise Manavit, Simon Palmer, Keir Patrick, Natalia Thorn, Phil Williams
Music and Sound Design Jeremy Cox
Set and Costume Design Naomi Wilkinson
Lighting Design Adrian Plaut
Production Manager Pauric Hackett
Tour Technician Matt Henry
Apprentice Dancer/Understudy Clare Brzezicki
Choreography, Text & Direction Maresa von Stockert
General Manager/Creative Producer Fiona Mason
Project Administrator Dagmar Kocisova


Emotionally charged and uniquely virtuosic, seven outstanding performers dance along the edge of melting glaciers and broken icefloes. 

Dealing with the themes of global warming and environmental change in metaphorical images, Glacier reflects on humanity’s deepest fears and our paradoxical struggles with, for and against nature.

Glacier paints a glistening and sometimes disturbing picture of society reflected on an icy surface that is gradually thawing away, beautifully distorting the mirrored image. Set and performers metamorphose, inspiring and manipulating one another. The audience are taken on a journey through a porous world of ice and snow in which suppressed feelings break through frozen planes, icicles turn into tears and icebergs come crashing down.

Funded by Arts Council, England, Co-produced by the Mercury Theatre Colchester, Co-commissioned by Southbank Centre and DanceEast, supported by danceWEB, DanceXchange, LABAN, Jerwood Space and Northern School of Contemporary Dance

UK Tour January – April 2008

Running time: 75 minutes

 

Press:
‘One of the most intriguing talents in British dance theatre.’

Keith Watson, Metro

 

‘It’s a tribute to Maresa von Stockert’s imagination that she squeezes so many issues into her latest work Glacier… the material has been layered like a nesting box of images, each one cunningly springing open the next…’

Judith Mackrell, The Guardian, January 2008

 

‘What amazes as always is the stunning visual effect of von Stockert and her cast’s wit and imagination… it makes audiences think.’

Mary Redman, The Stage, January 2008

 

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