Thirteen emerging theatre artists have created a series of pieces to express contemporary relationships in society that prevail in the human experience within our orbiting cosmos. They’ve highlighted these ideas through a series of five movements that mimic the five ocean gyres, which will take the audience on an intimate and intricate journey of humanity.
The first sequence presents choreographed movement and original music to express different types of romantic relationships. Themes of power and manipulation are further explored physically by creating a metaphorical vortex in the second movement. The performers retreat from this larger than life movement into a monologue that expresses the relationship humans have with time and each other, a heartfelt moment that draws attention to loss and rebirth. The fourth movement provides a moment of peace that further explores the existential meaning of ownership and the importance of connection in our busy world. The final movement expresses strict, contained and chaotic choreography.
This regimented discipline reveals the impact of education and employment in today’s western society. These movements mirror the rigid patterns we find in our individual lives, as well as the ongoing evolution to break free from conformity. The 13th Story invites audiences into the loading bay of the Anvil Centre, a space that amplifies and challenges the motion of “gyre”. Patrons must reserve their tickets online to ensure entry into the space.