The Narrowing (2010) welcomes you to re-examine your expectations as an audience member seeing a duet by two male performers for a physically-integrated dance company. The piece was created to take a look at the world of performance and the roles that we take on by participating in it. Both dancers generated their own material and adapted material from the other, as the attempt was to create a truly integrated and balanced piece. Overtime, themes arose about the specific role of physical disability in a performance context. We wonder: are those themes irrevocably relevant to the final work? Are our roles as performers always distinct? And finally, can we be deconstructionist and still palatable?
Premiere October 2011
Choreographer: Sebastian Grubb in Collaboration with Rodney Bell
Dancers: Joel Brown and Sebastain Grubb
Original Score: Michael Wall
Lighting Design: Heather Basarab