STAMPEDE THE STAMPEDE (2015)
STAMPEDE THE STAMPEDE is a nolo (not a solo) performed by Tim Darbyshire within a turbulent yet controlling choreographic apparatus.
It is a nolo in the sense that the work attempts to expand choreography by means of machinery, object, lighting and sound configurations, created in collaboration with the core artistic team.
Following on from sustained and meditative qualities explored in my recent project More or Less Concrete, I'm now interested in choreographic dynamics of rupture, turbulence, suspense and attack. In collaboration with the team, I have been experimenting with these dynamics through all elements in the work. I am specifically interested in these elements as extensions of choreography. The body itself moves in relationship to their affect.
A raging installation
A corrosion of posture
A rupture disrupted
A controlled struggle
A predictable scribble
A violent fragility
A suspended rush
A mechanical falling
A splintering of individual
A lyrical hoard
A chaser being chased
A turbulent ballet
Surrounds the surrounded
Stampedes the stampede
Stampede the Stampede premiered at Arts House,
Melbourne in 2015 for Dance Massive followed by a season at Campbelltown Arts Centre for their curated dance program. The project has received funding from
Australia Council for the Arts: Dance Board, Arts Victoria and City of Melbourne: Arts House.
Choreographer and Performer: Tim Darbyshire
Set and Lighting Designers: Jen Hector and Bosco Shaw
Sound Designers: Madeleine Flynn and Tim Humphrey