The calm before the storm…the deep breath before the plunge… the moment before the shit hits the fan. Verge is an exploration into the tension, unease and dense atmosphere of the moment before you lose control. How long before the line is crossed?
Within Verge lies the task of moving from an atmosphere of impenetrable tension to another filled with intoxicating tranquillity. The question is, at what moment do these fragile states shatter? What is the reason behind them? And what do they give way to?
This dance piece investigates those all too familiar moments when three seconds can feel like three hours, the eerie serenity when an ‘eruption’ is imminent and the fast-paced, highly physical, aggressive and at times violent ways an outburst can be played out. Is it detrimental or an unavoidable but necessary release?
Choreographer: Patrice Smith // Featuring: Jacqui Claus, Laura Boynes, Hayley Schmidt
Image by Sarah Rowbottam