Body and camera collaborate to create three distinct visual experiences of ritual. Through rigorous processes of imagination, performers experiment with specific ways of meeting and being with the body. Inspired by the fundamental states of matter, the movement explorations draw on scientific phenomena in the search of reaching an altered state of being.
Created in collaboration by Jamie Robinson and Avery Smith
Performed by Jamie Robinson and Avery Smith
Filmed by Jamie Robinson and Avery Smith
Edited by Jamie Robinson
Lighting and Technical support by Anna Brancato
Supported and funded by The Dance Centre
Avery Smith is a dance artist living and working on the unceded territories of the ʷməθkʷəy̓əm, sḵwx̱wú7mesh, and sel̓íl̓witulh Nations. She has danced in site specific and multimedia pieces for artists including Company 605, Compagnie Vision Impure, Farouche Collective, and others. Avery’s own choreography has been presented most recently at Left of Push 2023 and The Happening’s Accelerate Showcase.
Jamie Robinson is an artist living on the unceded territories of the ʷməθkʷəy̓əm, sḵwx̱wú7mesh, and sel̓íl̓witulh Nations. She has studied at Modus Operandi Training Program and has worked as an associate artist to Company 605. Her choreographic works have been supported by Toronto Dance Theatre, Adelheid’s re:research, Banff Centre for the Arts, and Dance Victoria. She was awarded The Iris Garland Emerging Choreographer Award in support of her most recent work, Paradise Replica.