REVIEW: RESOLUTION 16 - Éter

 

Resolution 16

Robin Howard Dance Theatre

22 January 2016

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Review by Anna Rachael McBride

 

'When dance allows itself to just be it can move people in a way one cannot quite put words to. In Éter, presented by Feet off the Ground Dance, the piece’s strength comes simply from the dancers’ bodies moving through space. They emerge from the corner in pairs and inch diagonally forward with an intense focus, engaging from the outset. The performance progresses with a strong focus on the visual. No clear message is given, but it is enough to watch the dancers interlocking, making contact and breaking away, punctuating this with dynamic outbursts which build to a climax. Éter achieves what it suggests in the programme notes and presents a ‘journey of atmospheric shifts’, one which is unspecific yet enthralling, and, in this case, is all that is needed.'

 

REVIEW: RESOLUTION 16 - Éter

 

Resolution 16

Robin Howard Dance Theatre

22 January 2016

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Review by Maya Pinder

 

'... Being an all-female company, dancers Lucia Chocarro, Robyn Holder, Sophie Thorpe and Patricia Zafra prove that femininity and strength are synonymously connected.'

 

Review by Graham Watts

 

'The Feet off the Ground collective achieved the rare feat of making spontaneous movement appear seamlessly choreographed, beginning with a rippled sequence of overlaid duets between four women. They began on the floor, locked forehead-to-forehead while slowly traversing an oblong diagonal passage of light; one barefoot pair of women in black at a time. Their focus on partnered improvisation moved away from touch into an essay of fast, intricate, non-contact martial arts fighting. Èter was a well structured, skilfully performed and mature work, enhanced by the integration of pure dance with live music and effective lighting design.'

'...Feet Off The Ground Dance create a truly powerful work that highlights and draws upon the dancers’ technical skill and obvious sense of drive.'