INSIGHTS DIGITAL 2021 - ONLINE PROGRAMME
RUNNING TIME 1h 23m
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Written in the dressing room
Choreography: Tomo Sone
Performed by: Tomo Sone
Set design: Tomo Sone
Costume: Tomo Sone
Rehearsal Director: Avidan Ben giat
Lighting Design: Tomo Sone, Sou Matsuzawa
Director: Sou Matsuzawa
Director of Photography: Sou Matsuzawa
Editing: Sou Matsuzawa
Assistant Videographer: Hayato Kobayashi
Written in the dressing room is supported by:
ADDK Spain, Garage Performing Arts Center, R.E.D. Residency Eina Danz
Lake Studios Berlin, Olo Center
Agency for Cultural Affairs, Government of Japan [文化芸術活動の継続支援事業]
Kyoto City [感染拡大防止と文化芸術活動の両立支援補助金]
Filmed at ROHM Theatre Kyoto 2021
Navigation of our complex social world is facilitated by shared social expectations that influence behaviour. In general, we try to fulfil the expectations because we desire to progress in our society individually and as a member of society.
We are working on the dance piece and trying to fulfil the expectation of a choreographer in the dance studio. We are performing and trying to satisfy the expectation of an audience on the stage.
In this piece, the concept of “expectation” is reflected in the expectations a choreographer and an audience have for a dancer. I want to explore how we deal with expectations from our society and what can result from them. Eventually, my research about expectation expanded to pursuing how much the communication can be literal and how much can be just pure interpretation, and who is the observed and the observer.
Ultimately, I would like to propose how we can be comfortable and happy while living with expectations from others.
Theatre-Maker and Performer: Sarah Cosgrove
Director: Melanie Jordan
Filmmaker: Lucas Chih-Peng Kao
Lighting Design: Laura Hawkins
Sound Design: Dr Linda O Keeffe
Camera Assistant & B Camera: Gabriela Pieniazek
Hair & Make-Up: Samantha Jack
Prop Maker: Jessica Brettle
Social Media & Marketing: Mary Hardie
Designed & Produced by Sarah Cosgrove
iRONS is supported by Creative Scotland
Not for the faint hearted, iRONS is inspired by Grimm's Snow White and Anne Sexton's poem, Snow White and The Seven Dwarfs.
A sumptuous, visual / physical production, the work explores the themes from the point of view of Snow White's stepmother, the queen ~ the transient power of youth, beauty and sex and its impact on women. How women are perceived as they age and why powerful beautiful women are still frequently portrayed as evil in our culture. We must combat stereotypes to rise victorious.
Directed by the multi~award winning Melanie Jordan, iRONS is Lotus Stone's second production and brings together a female creative team with lighting designer Laura Hawkins and sound design by Dr Linda O Keeffe. Lucas Chih-Peng Kao joins the team behind the camera.
MOLLY Mc ALISTER:
Concept & Choreography: Molly Mc Alister
Video Installation: Molly Mc Alister
Dancers: Evangeline Hoggan & Lucie Farrimond
Music: Seán Being
Illustrations & Textiles: Beth Lukockyj
Animation: Zoe Hooper (@x_she.doodles_x)
Videography: Aaron Zaccardelli
With special thanks to: Rosalind Hoyte, Charlotte Brown, Zoë Adons, PASS, Edinburgh College and NPAS.
Between Us is a duet. A dance installation performance. A screening of an exhibition in a small gallery space, with live dance performance, video installation and exhibit of visual art. A multi-collaborative piece, with emerging artists in the fields of illustration, textiles, and animation. Exploring human connection, trust, and platonic intimacy Between us sees dancers moving with and connected by handspun string.
Choreography and video: Alexandra Tsiapi
Dancers: Jenna Corker, Francesca Till, Carmen Berbel Lapaz,
Music: Marcell Illyes
Year of production: 2021
Inspired by the social distancing guidelines, three dancers find themselves at a distance from each other. The three dancers explore themes of intimacy, care, longing, tension, and support, through the idea of distance that takes two forms; it first materializes as a rope; tensed, tangled, loose, malleable. It then takes the form of proximity, the space around the three dancers and the space between their bodies. Hovering limbs strive to embrace each other, frame the surroundings creating shapes of negative space through which we witness the impact of distance on the relationship between three people.