Presented by Next Wave Festival and Dancehouse
16 May 2018 – 20 May 2018
Welcome to Future City Inflatable, an imaginary landscape formed by all who inhabit it. Both immersive and spectacular, Future City Inflatable is the nostalgic rediscovery of past architectural speculations of future utopias and dystopias. In this durational dance piece, Davies and Heyward look to the experimental and radical architecture movements of the 1960s and 1970s, using choreography to transform these unmade designs into living processes for growth, change, caution and fantasy.
Performers and viewers are transported through a hypothetical superstructure that re-configures the present and suggests alternative structures of intra-action. As we hurtle ahead at an increasingly rapid and unbalanced pace, Future City Inflatable takes time to look back, to make space for going on differently.
Choreography: Ellen Davies and Alice Heyward
Performance: Lydia Connolly-Hiatt, Megan Payne, Geoffrey Watson, Ivey Wawn, Ellen Davies, Alice Heyward
Music: Daniel Jenatsch
Costume: Verity Mackey
Lighting: Amelia Lever-Davidson
Mentor/Dramaturge: Shelley Lasica
Text: Deborah May Birch
Video: Elena Betros
Photography: Jacqui Shelton
Images: cello_europe & Navot Miller (photography), Charlie Freedman (design)