Two beings float on open water, drifting closer together, letting the streams decide where they will be taken next. Aware of their fate, yet assertive and resolute in their bearings, they seem to be determined to make the most out of the encounter. They know they are together by chance, but also that for this brief moment in time they are the only witness of each other’s existence, before drifting apart and being transformed for the better.
Transition, transmission and the shared space take on a special and defining role in OPEN DRIFT. Stemming from Michel Fokine and Anna Pavlova’s iconic Dying Swan solo from 1905, this is a new take on an old theme in which two young performers remind us of the excitement and magic that fresh starts can bring.