Double Bill: Marc Brew (World Premiere) & Tamsyn Russell

Part of Dance International Glasgow

A new biennial dance event for Glasgow and Scotland. #DIGlasgow

Marc Brew Company - For Now, I am... (World Premiere)

 

Following on from Brew’s acclaimed Remember When which recalled his training and body as he knew it as an elite ballet dancer, For Now I Am engages directly with his body as it is now, 18 years on since his life changing car accident, investigating and exposing his changed form.

 

Featuring Brew’s signature physicality and expressive storytelling and striking projections by Jamie Wardrop, For Now I am... explores the journey of getting to know and learning to accept a changed body and new ways of living and performing. Marc Brew Company creates work in collaboration with disabled and non-disabled artists, drawing on the unique physicality of each performer creating dance that is honest, unsentimental and recognisably human.

 

Tamsyn Russell - Purging Suite #1 

 

Purging Suite #1 was developed by research into human re-birth which introduced Russell and Foster-Sproull to American Quaker Jemima Wilkinson (1752-1819). Upon a miraculous 'awakening' from Typhoid in 1776, Wilkinson was reborn as 'The Publick Universal Friend', and never again responded to her birth name. In reference to this, concepts/images surrounding rebirth, psychic channelling, illusion, auras, darkness and succumbing to 'the will of something/someone else' were explored to populate the choreography within this work.

 

Sarah Foster-Sproull (New Zealand) Choreographer and performer Tamsyn Russell (Scotland/New Zealand) came together in January 2014 to create this work.