BECAUSE OF GRAVITY
‘In the morning when I woke you were with me. In the morning when I woke you were gone.'
Created and presented as a part of The Future at The Lowry. The Future is a collaboration between Rambert and The Lowry to showcase original works choreographed and performed by Rambert’s dancers and artists from the north of England.
'Because of Gravity’ studies, abstracts, and embodies the dynamics and processes that occur during the formation of stars.
This study consequently creates a journey that the body must move through, acts that must occur, and relationships that must unfold between performers.
In 2016 Dance Manchester and the University of Manchester Science and Engineering Education Research and Innovation Hub (SEERIH) commissioned Bridget to collaborate with leading astrophysicists on ‘Stellarium' a new youth dance project. Bridget brings knowledge and explorations from this project into ‘Because of Gravity’.
Through research, Bridget has found the subject both humbling and empowering as it is in dialogue with our own existence. Therefore, coupling movement created from the subject, Bridget is also interested in the way this work can be in dialogue with both fact and wonderment.
Choreographed by: Bridget Fiske
Performed by: Bridget Fiske & Joseph Lau
Music composed by: Miguel Marin
Original text by: Bridget Fiske
Thank you: Shona Roberts and to all who shared their thoughts, feelings and ideas through the creative process.
In addition to 'The Future', this work has also been presented as a part of The Lowry's 'After Hours In The Galleries' series.