A forest of vertically balanced poles, vulnerable to the lightest touch. Two performers navigate this precarious environment with the ever-present risk that one mistake could prove catastrophic.
‘Orchard’ teeters on the brink between disaster and success and prolongs that state until it becomes uncomfortably apparent. It is a piece for now, a time when humanity is reluctantly crossing many thresholds, some of which promise to lead to almost inevitable disaster. How can we as humans adapt to overcome the constraints of our environment?
‘Like a rarefied circus act, it is part minimalist dance, part installation. Mesmerising and nerve-wracking.' Neil Norman for Resolution Review, 2018
Lead Artist and Original Concept: Elinor Lewis
Collaborating Artist: Nuria Legarda Andueza
Performed by: Elinor Lewis and Nuria Legarda Andueza
Scenography: Elinor Lewis
Lighting: Nao Nagai and Elinor Lewis
Costumes: Berthe Fortin
Supported by The Place & Goldsmiths College