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Ultimate Dancer: Hevi Metle

Wed 12 Feb 14.00-20.00

Wed 12 Feb 14.00-20.00

FREE, Drop-in

Hevi Metle is an epic installation saga of six hours, six minutes and six seconds, focusing on a feminist approach to alchemy. It explores transformation, mysticism, resistance and retaliation through matter and form, working from solidity to fluidity. The piece includes an integrated touch tour and experimental visual description performed live by Juliana Capes.

Bodies shift slowly, metal sculptural elements change and accumulate in the space alongside encryption and dissolution of language through riddles, slowed down sung text and repetitive tritone chords from an electric guitar.

Performance schedule:

14.00-15.00: The devil’s chord
15.00-16.00: Twelve verses to make rot
16.00-16.30: Riddled beauty
16.30-17.00: Interlude from down under
17.00-17.30: Mysteries of love
17.30-18.00: The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog
18.00-19.00: Touch tour
19.00-20.06: When you can’t see the forest for the trees

Credits:
Choreography/Concept: Louise Ahl
Co-created by: Angela Goh, Michelle Hannah and Louise Ahl
Performed by: Leah Landau, Michelle Hannah and Louise Ahl
Visual describer: Juliana Capes
Producer: Holly Knox Yeoman

Hevi Metle is a Tramway co-production with BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art. Further support from Dance4, The Work Room, Siobhan Davies Dance and National Theatre of Scotland. Supported by the National Lottery through Creative Scotland.

This project is informed by a period of choreographic research residencies with Critical Path at Tasdance and the Drill in Australia (funded by Creative Scotland and Australia Council for the Arts).