Two figures dressed in white, electronic music and a drifting voice sending Yung Hurn’s dreams of and appeals to togetherness – “Baby, you wanna chill and stuff / Fly with me through Vienna and stuff ”– as well as the effect of pills into space in a loop.
In this meditative, hypnotic dance trip through the spheres of the now, Ellen Furey from Montreal and London-based New York dance artist Malik Nashad Sharpe celebrate a future without authorities and constraints.
They emerge from the darkness of the dancefloor until they reach a deep blue in which they abandon themselves completely in the rhythms of their unison movements. In the end, it becomes clear that this is to be understood as a dance of resistance.
Presented as part of Fierce Festival in partnership and supported by DanceXchange
Thursday 17 October 2019
DanceXchange, The Patrick Studio, Birmingham Hippodrome
Fierce Festival 2019 took place 15-20 October in venues across Birmingham City Centre, presenting a world class programme of live art, contemporary theatre & dance, alternative cabaret, installations, talks, workshops and our headline party Club Fierce. For the full programme visit Fierce.
“At Fierce we love a recommendation, and this piece got several not least from Antonija Livingstone who performed at Fierce 2015. It’s also brilliant to have Malik back at Fierce who premiered their show $elfie$ here in 2017 along with Ellen Furey – a major new voice on the Montreal scene.”