Albatross

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Dancers in Process:
Hilary Maxwell, Josh Martin
Photography:
David Cooper

World Premiere – December 2016 – Firehall Arts Centre

Created and Directed by German Jauregui in collaboration with Company 605.

Albatross is a new work created by Brussels-based German Jauregui in collaboration with Company 605. This driving duet pulls apart a single moment, enabling us to dissect and experience its contents in expanded time.

 Like two parts of one’s self, in continuous motion and perpetual contact, two bodies inhabit a single person's trajectory through a test of endurance. Faced with both a physical and psychological burden, the heavy weight that they must carry, the performers are forced to surrender to the circumstances and to their interdependence. They simultaneously become each other’s obstruction and support to keep moving forward.

A constant falling that never ends in the ground, like the Albatross flying without flapping his wings, humans live resisting their descent into regret.

 

This international collaboration has been made possible with support received through Dance Victoria’s Chrystal Dance Prize as well as the Firehall Arts Centre.

Company 605 acknowledges the generous support of The Canada Council for the Arts, the Province of British Columbia through the British Columbia Arts Council and BC Gaming, and the City of Vancouver.