Thu 01 Jan 1970
Follow the athlete through the blood, sweat and tears that come with the drive to win, the pressure to succeed, the fear of failure and the suffering family life that simmers away in the background. The Summit takes a fractured view of this athletes life from training on a rainy morning, to intrusive media interviews and memories of childhood grazes from falling off her tricycle. Inspired by the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, this new production combines explosive contemporary dance with original writing, to create a visually dynamic piece that focuses on physical and mental endurance in competitive sport.
While bringing the physical dynamism of athletic sport to the stage, the production explores the conflict between an individuals pursuit to win gold and the external pressure to live a normal life.