Behind the Face of a Rock, Throwing Stones

A synthesis of British Sign Language, Contemporary dance, Urban dance, and the Japanese dance style Butoh, Behind the Face of a Rock, Throwing Stones, explores language, communication and physical expression.

Three remarkable dance artists, Charlie Dearnley, Chris Fonseca and Alex Rowland perform with a playfulness that invites connectivity, postures, gestures, and an array of expressive movements choreographed by Nicole Vivien Watson. Nicole is influenced by the Japanese concept of Ma, which translates as ‘interval’ or ‘gap’ and the ‘go-between’ hearing and non-hearing.

The work is accompanied by original score by Tom White and included responsive series of striking, visual imagery created by Graham Patterson.

Commissioned by Arts Council England and Dance City.

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