more or less concrete

A quietly unsettling and revelatory investigation into the crossroads of our senses.

Varia Karipoff, RealTime Arts
A video trailer of Tim Darbyshire’s choreographic work More or Less Concrete, 1:56

Text from Tim’s website:

MORE OR LESS CONCRETE is a performance work which presents bodies as containers and instruments. Through the act of listening these bodies produce ‘audible movements’ as they pass through cyclical patterns, transcend thought and embody meditative states.

They evolve and transform between

The choreography is suspended between recognisable ‘concrete’ realities and ambiguous or surrealistic states.

Meanwhile the colour blue shadows the work. Blue creates space where receding and ephemeral qualities contrast the harshness of the physical.

More or Less Concrete premiered
2012 for Arts House, Melbourne 
2013 for Dance Massive, Australia 
2014 at Noorderzon Festival in the Netherlands.

Choreographer:  Tim Darbyshire
Performers:  Sophia Cowen, Tim Darbyshire, Matthew Day (understudy:  Josh Mu)
Sound Designer:  Jem Savage
Sound Theorist/Dramaturge:  Thembi Soddell
Set and Lighting Designer:  Bosco Shaw
Producer:  Kara Ward