‘Revelations’ was a multi-disciplinary touring production directed by Liam Steel and Rob Tannion (otherwise known as the physical theatre company, Stan Won’t Dance). The design for ‘Revelations’ was based on a layered medieval model of the universe – three tiers of being, wrapped in a geodesic globe that represented the crystal dome. It was designed using software to engineer the components that tilted around an absolutely vertical central stainless steel spine.
The story was told using unconventional strings of words, movement, projection, sound and light, and centred on a relationship torn apart by moral tensions. The spirit characters of the piece never grounded themselves in the earthly world of the kitchen, but were suspended in, and permeated through, the fabric of the walls, floor, ceiling and domestic appliances.
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‘Revelations’ was co-produced by South Bank Centre and Stan Won’t Dance in association with Laban. Commissioned and presented by Dance Touring Partnership and supported by Arts Council England, the Esmèe Fairbairn Foundation and The Jerwood Charitable Foundation. The production was developed through Jerwood Changing Stages Choreolab 2 at DanceXchange and at the Lowry as part of its Choreographers in Residence Scheme.