Weightless – Flexer & Sandiland
Tue 19 Nov 2013
Weightless is the brand new work from Flexer & Sandiland that celebrates the companys 20th anniversary. Engaging, thoughtful, but with a cheeky wink, this show carries Yael Flexer’s recognisable stamp of witty text and humour combined with fast- paced, space-hungry movement, a new sound and AV installation from Nic Sandiland and a driving musical score by composer Dougie Evans and Israeli cellist/singer Karni Postel.
Weightless, in a tongue in cheek way, references its own historical position. It questions the weight of history, both personal and aesthetic: what is it that roots us down physically and emotionally? What might it feel like to let go or take flight?
As the cast of international performers attempt to get on with the show, their meaningful glances, their mutual teasing and asides to the audience subvert the choreography and unsettle their choreographer – who desperately tries to keep things under control from the wings.
‘This is the kind of magic in which Flexer & Sandilands collaboration truly shines, and it simply has to be seen. Go.’
‘Dance that is unforced, unaffected, charming and smart’
‘A gently deviant sense of humor’
Standing at the forefront of British dance and digital art, choreographer Yael Flexer and installation artist Nic Sandiland create challenging and innovating work for stage, gallery and public spaces.