Parallel Lines

Originally commissioned by Candoco, 2011.

Came from the lines that link – or divide – people and countries. This is best represented by the commissioned set, which creates lines dividing the space and by the movement material, which is formal and linear. Influenced by his experience as a dancer using a wheelchair, Marc is interested in movement that is fragmented and irregular and searches in his choreography for how limitations create movement possibilities. He worked closely with the dancers to create a series of solos, duets and trios, which gradually build the piece.

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Direction/Choreography: Marc Brew
Music: Michael Galasso/Scenes
Set Design: Sam Collins
Lighting Design: Ben Pacey
Costume Design: Jo Paul

Dancers: Darren Anderson, Elinor Baker, Dan Daw, Mirjam Gurtner, Annie Hanauer, Victoria Malin, Chris Owen,
Invited Guest Dancers: Edu Oliveira, Maggie Ho Ki Kwan, Mickaella Dantas, Ming-Hei Wong (Ronny) and Welly O’Brien

*Candoco Dance Company has been commissioned for Unlimited, a project celebrating disability, arts, culture and sport on an unprecedented scale as part of the London 2012 Cultural Olympiad.