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Photo by Luke Evans 

The Other

“Fear is the most potent weapon.” 

― Faraaz Kazi

A commission for 2Faced Dance for the 2016/2017 tour RUN'The Other' is a reactive piece set against the current political situation of immigration and our destructive relationship with fear.

 

We asked ourselves: How does fear take over when our world shifts and is full of unknowns?  How much can the human spirit be conquered by the momentum of fright and phobia?  The narrative is viewed through the lens of Supernatural Horror, a genre with a deep history of exploring our unspeakable and the unreachable fears. The vivid imagery and macabre undertones was our starting point for both the movement and narrative.  

 

Hand held lights by digital designers Alasdair Blackwell and Clarisse O'Dell come alive, changed by the dancers movements. They cast harsh shadows, manipulate reality and shift perceptions within a flicker.   Bachar Mar-Khalife's distinct music adds to the haunting atmosphere, his lyrics recognise our current situation and is a call to arms against it, supporting this

duet between a pedlar of fear and the fragile human spirit. 

Behind the Scenes 

Concept and Direction:

Rebecca Evans

 

Choreography:

Rebecca Evans in collaboration with Jason Boyle and Jack Humphrey

 

Performers:

Jason Boyle and Jack Humphrey

Interactive light coding:

Alasdair Blackwell and Digital Futures 2016

 

Interactive light design:

Clarisse O'Dell and Luke Evans

 

Lighting:

James McKenzie and Rebecca Evans 

 

All Music by:

Bachar Mar Khalife