From my earliest pieces, poetry and text and its arrangement on stage have been one of the central themes of my work.
With ALLEN’S LINE this work is now evidently extended through all of the performers in the Company.
This allows inherent orchestration of bodies and words and the images which issue from them.
In ‘MUD LIKE GOLD’ the poetic stream of dance and text comes up like a knife into the earth of the piece. It protrudes through the earth and concrete of our experiences and imagination, our fears and observations. And at the moment of clarity, as the material transforms, we are there…the witness and the guilty, the accused and the accusing, observing and implied.
Direction: Julyen Hamilton
Performers: Barbara Pereyra, Paolo Cingolani, Billie Hanne, Julyen Hamilton, Maya M. Carroll.
Light Design and Decor: Julyen Hamilton, Sylvain Formatché, Emese Csornai
... And the dog said dig
and the monk sung mantra.
And the wheel turned wisely,
as the stick beat tone, rhythm and interval.
While the book gave instructions
and saw how it was all progressing.