Artificial Things: Dancers

Artificial Things: Dancers

  • Mixed-ability cast: The cast is a mix of disabled and non-disabled performers.

  • Ensemble work: Much of the choreography involves the entire cast working as an ensemble.

  • The characters: Each dancer portrays a distinct character, and their movements and expressions are crucial to the narrative.

Movement Quality

  • Integration of wheelchairs: Wheelchairs are used as props and dancers display a variety of movements including spins, tricks, and lifts.

  • Dynamic Variation: Dance includes bold, fluid, erratic and restrained movements throughout.

  • Emotive performance: The piece is heavily emotive, demonstrated in the way dancers utilise body tension, focus and use of space.

Choreographic Intent

  • Challenge stereotypes: The choreography aims to challenge stereotypes about disability.

  • Equality: There is a strong theme of equality evident through the equal use and integration of able-bodied and disabled dancers.

  • Expression of emotion: Dancers are used to express a range of emotions and experiences, reflecting the struggles and triumphs of everyday life.