605 Collective is developing a brand-new work with and for six unique performers, a collaborative undertaking utilizing mechanisms of constant codependence and interrelation between the dancers. Each performer’s own distinct expression, movement, and choice-making weaves together to collectively build the moving sculpture of the group body, the whole greater than the sum of its parts. Acknowledging both an autonomy and responsibility to the group, the struggle of coexistence within the set parameters and finite space continuously informs the content of this hyper connected dance. The work pushes the company into new physical territory to further explore the essence of unison and togetherness, the negotiation of group dynamics, and the preservation of self inside the collective consciousness.
Choreographed and Performed by Lisa Gelley and Josh Martin, in collaboration with Hayden Fong, Jane Osborne, Odile-Amélie Peters, Jessica Wilkie, and Sophia Wolfe (apprentice).
Lighting Design by Robert Sondergaard.
An excerpt of the work-in-progress will be shown for the first time at Vancouver International Dance Festival in a shared program with Outinnerspace Dance Theatre.
For more details, visit the festival's website: www.vidf.ca