Premiere 17th October 2008
at Arts House, Meat Market
Melbourne International Arts Festival, Australia
Corridor looks at our ability to live together according to the accepted laws of humanity. It questions whether we can respond adequately to the increasing demands of our individual life-styles as well as to the greater problems which threaten our world.
The relationship between movement and language is examined through the body as a transmitter and receiver of information. Individuals strive to respond to constant demands from the practical to the impossible, defining their place within the sphere of public interaction.
The audience sits in a corridor formation of two long single rows facing each other, effectively becoming part of the set. The dancers receive instructions through a variety of media including iPods, telephones, spoken word and written text which provokes a struggle between the finality of words and the dissident communication of the human body. Each viewer has a unique perspective of the work, with the performers seen at very close range, or at a distance as they move up and down the corridor. Close proximity to the performers creates a disturbing tension revealing a more personal reality than the controlled presentation of a public performance.
Choreographer: Lucy Guerin
Dancers: Sara Black, Antony Hamilton,
Kirstie McCracken, Byron Perry,
Harriet Ritchie and Lee Serle
Sound Design: Haco
Set Design: Donald Holt
Lighting Design: Keith Tucker
Costume Design: Paula Levis
Paper Coats Design: Susie Gerraty
Producer: Michaela Coventry
Performance duration 55 minutes
Responses"A singularly joyous experience, a celebration of the innate subversiveness of the human body"
Alison Crogan, Theatre Notes, October 2008
"Never less than fascinating"
Deborah Jones, The Australian, October 21st 2008