Two figures dressed in white, electronic music and a drifting voice sending Yung Hurn’s dreams of and appeals to togetherness – “Baby, you wanna chill and stuff / Fly with me through Vienna and stuff ”– as well as the effect of pills into space in a loop.
In this meditative, hypnotic dance trip through the spheres of the now, Ellen Furey from Montreal and London-based New York dance artist Malik Nashad Sharpe celebrate a future without authorities and constraints.
They emerge from the darkness of the dancefloor until they reach a deep blue in which they abandon themselves completely in the rhythms of their unison movements. In the end, it becomes clear that this is to be understood as a dance of resistance.
‘The performance creates a powerful and cohesive affective field that nonetheless permits a wide variety of responses to coexist: delight, stupor, impatience, awe, reverie, and, for me, a moment of pure adrenalized thrill.’– Contemporary Performance
We love a recommendation, and this piece got several not least from Antonija Livingstone who performed at Fierce Festival 2015. It’s also brilliant to have Malik back at Fierce who premiered their show $elfie$ here in 2017 along with Ellen Furey – a major new voice on the Montreal scene.