"Balancing SUPERCELL’s stylistic breadth was its tight focus on the themes of globalisation and identity, which flowed through the entire programme. Particular mentions to Bridget Fiske’s ‘Inner Terra’ and Hepi and Wasasala’s ‘Passing’ for their powerful exploration of cultural assimilation and its impact on identity. Both duets used physical exchanges, and the friction between the two bodies, to demonstrate how cultural assimilation works on and through our bodies, and the emotional marks it leaves."
(Alana Tierney, Scenestre)
Terra: earth, land (latin).
A new duet for public spaces, 'Inner Terra’ is a documentary inscribed through the body, exploring conflict, compassion and chaos.
Performed to date at: TURN 2016 Contact Manchester (UK), University of Salford with seminar and masterclass (UK), as part of the triple bill 'Personal / All' opening Supercell Festival Of Contemporary Dance Brisbane (AUS)
Born from previous research realised in the framework of BeSpectACTive!
Choreography: Bridget Fiske with contributions from Joseph Lau
Performers: Bridget Fiske with Joseph Lau
Composer: Miguel Marin
Producer: Tricia Coleman
Rehearsal direction (Australia): Storm Helmore
Including an extract from an interview with Tamara Raftović Loštrek (Slovenia, 2015)
Thank-you: Jade Aitchison, Clare Courtney, Shona Roberts, Catherine Simmonds, Lyndsey Thomas, Amy Voris and those who shared their experiences with us.
Currently available for remount and touring.
"Inner Terra by Bridget Fiske + Co...is a duet on heavily-researched themes of migration, crisis and outsiderness... Inner Terra is already a satisfying piece of work. Intelligent, emotional and with some powerfully strong and distinctive choreography...the connection between Fiske and Lau is compelling, and Fiske especially moves so wonderfully that the pair are engrossing to watch. A thought-provoking piece full of subtle imagery that sends your mind off on a consideration of the themes at play."
(Peter Jacobs, The Public Reviews, on work in progress performance April 22, 2016 as part of TURN 2016)