Ice
Is this our future?
The poise, balance and skill of the dancers were amazing and the stop-start and repetitive nature of parts of the routines added to the sense of a world where machines rule.

- The Westmorland Gazette

ICE: 6 Quicksilver dancers: movement, music, film & light

Premiere: October 2011 Northern SCHOOL of CONTEMPORARY DANCE

  • Choreographic collaborator: Aliko Kitamura

ICE reflects on how technology infiltrates our lives, set in a clinical white space with powerful visual projections, fast paced streams of movement & bodies frozen in time.

As the performance starts & the temperature drops to freezing point, ICE allows us to preserve the moment & dream together of how the future might be. As the thaw comes, do we cross over & become something else? Or are we forever crystalised. Is this our future? Be touched & amazed. ICE is raw, vibrant and full of expression. With cutting-edge Japanese style, precise timing, strength, control & fierce execution. Music & dance to elevate the soul.

The creation of our new production ICE is a challenging but exciting time for ACE dance and music. I am delighted to be collaborating with Akiko Kitamura for the second time, building on a relationship that began in 2006 and that has grown, developed & strengthened over the past 5 years. Connecting two different cultures from opposite sides of the world is not an everyday experience. Two female choreographers, sharing the same age, their practise & finding commonalities. This is a unique formula that makes the experience special.

- Artistic Statement: Gail Parmel

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