Exploring the theme of animism, GEIST articulates and subverts the relationship between the realms of living and dead matter, physicality and consciousness. Oscillating between states of resisting stasis and arresting movement, past-present to present-future, the performers shift in and out of control in the construction and pursuit of being.
The choreography in GEIST is underpinned by notions of ritual and repetition, the bodies trapped in-between contained stasis and ecstatic motion are engaged both individually and collectively in a search for the spirit of action.
Choreography and Concept: Colette SadlerPerformance: Helka Kaski, Stuart Meyers, Maxwell McCarthy,Naama Iytel and Joris Camelin
Music: Brendan DoughertyStage and Lighting: Philine RinnertPhotography: Dorothea Tuch
Production Manager: Frances McMillanProduction Assistance and Press: björn & björnProduction Dance4 UK: Claire Hicks, Becky Bailey
Co-produced by TRAMWAY Glasgow DIG festival,Dance 4 UK and with residency support from CAMPO Belgium.Funded by Creative Scotland
TOURINGDIG Festival Tramway Glasgow, Scotland UK5th – 6th May 2015www.tramway.org
SUMMERHALL, Edinburgh9th – 10th May 2015www.summerhall.co.uk
H.I.C.A., Inverness-shire, UK (solo)12th May 2015www.h-i-c-a.orgPEACOCK VISUAL ARTS, Aberdeen, UK (solo)28th May 2015www.peacockvisualarts.com