Publicity still for "In Glass". L-R: Kristina Chan, Paul White. Photographer: Regis Lansac
15 March 2011 – 20 March 2011 Beckett Theatre
Two dancers perform with each other and a series of virtual avatars projected onto mirrors. The mystery of reflection, and our relationship to it, has inspired as often as it has confounded the human imagination: from the myth of Narcissus to those, like Alice, who stepped through the polished surface to enter a world reversed. When we gaze into the mirror, do we merely stare at the mute image of our body? Two of Australia's finest contemporary dancers, Paul White and Kristina Chan, have united with acclaimed choreographer Narelle Benjamin, to discover what it is when reason is confounded, when one person ends and another begins - what it is to be In Glass.
"THE FEELING OF PERPETUAL MOTION AS CHAN AND WHITE FOLD, EXTEND, RIPPLE AND SPIRAL IS MESMERISING, AND THE CLOSE PARTNERING WORK IS OUTSTANDING: INTIMATE, ALMOST IMPOSSIBLY FLUID AND EMOTIONALLY ENGAGING."
— The Australian
"THIS DELICATE ESSAY IN MOVEMENT IS BEAUTIFULLY CONCEIVED, CHOREOGRAPHED, COMPOSED, DESIGNED, AND DANCED ... IT IS A FORM OF POETRY IN DANCE AND MUSIC."
— Sydney Morning Herald
Publicity still for "In Glass". Paul White. Photographer: Regis Lansac
Publicity still for "In Glass". L-R: Kristina Chan, Paul White (obscured). Photographer: Regis Lansac