Flashcards in Artificial Things Deck (12)
dance company that performs artificial things
Stopgap Dance Company
Finding a resolution
The gaze of the other
Constricted within a snow globe
surrender to the fact that we all have to live with individual regrets
Lucy Bennett uses a collaborative approach
dancers actively contribute to the process through choreographic tasks that Bennett initiates.
Much of the material from scene three has been driven by Laura Jones’ movement in her wheelchair and has been translated by the standing dancers David and Amy
An image of an isolated figure perched on a collapsed wheelchair in a snow-covered landscape – viewed from afar as if through a snow globe
Paintings by Goran Djurovic
Dancers' personal experiences
4 dancers (2 male + 2 female)
a futuristic atmosphere acknowledging that time had passed and that the old ways had broken down.
He used the whole of the piano both inside and out to create a cold, ambient sound.
He also used the sound of the paper snow and incorporated other sound effects such as a distant rumble, wind and footsteps through snow.
Elements of the song ‘The Sunshine of Your Smile’ were mixed into the atmosphere often sounding distorted or as if drifting in on the wind.
The final section uses the full version of the song.
Amber side lights: used when Dave is watching from afar as well as around the virtine during the family portraits
Blue wash: during the quartet there is a cold blue wash on stage
White pools of light: on the floor
Artificial Thingsconsists of three scenes.
The first scene depicts the underlying tension between the characters, and the second scene is exciting but violent, where the characters seek liberation from the suffering austerity. This leads to a tragedy, and scene three is its aftermath, where the characters are more pensive.
4) family freeze frames
5) David's song solo
Gender specific: men have trousers or shorts and shirts, the women have a dress/ blouse with trousers
Colour: all have variation of the same idea, streaked paint/ colour either blue or green but the trousers/shorts are grey
Change in costume: earlier in the performance the dancers have different clothes on top (jackets/jumpers) and Dave later wears a blazer