Artificial Things (2014, Stage)
Following a critically acclaimed London premiere of Artificial Things at Sadler's Wells in May 2014, Stopgap Dance Company continues touring to small to mid-scale theatres with this latest work.
Artificial Things is a full-evening's work available for touring in Spring and Autumn 2015.
"Bold and disarming" **** Exeunt Magazine
About the work
Artificial Things is the debut work of the new Artistic Director Lucy Bennett. Under her direction, Stopgap Dance Company broke away from its previous repertoire model and became an integrated dance company that devises original works for international touring. This exciting step-change will continue to make Stopgap a unique and fascinating company.
Lucy Bennett visualises dance through a cinematic spectrum. She puts emphasis on allowing the audience to observe the nuances of each dancer and become absorbed in the remarkable dynamics that their interactions create. The starting point of her devising process is the personal experiences that her dancers bring to the studio. These stories give Lucy’s work originality and a human quality, making it appealing to audiences who want to see intriguing personalities on stage.