FLOW at The Print Room
FLOW aims to highlight the importance of water as an element through beautifully choreographed dance. Running this month, the production is described as The Print Room’s biggest to date.
Choreographer, Hubert Essakow, has created a routine involving five dancers which displays the different forms of water – as liquid, ice and vapour. The hour-long production explores the cycle of water as a parallel to the cycle of life.
Combining music and dance, FLOW enhances its central theme through the smooth collaboration of atmospheric lighting, dramatic pausing and humorous dialog.
The interactive performance secures the attention of the audience with the clever use of visual tools created by Tom Dixon, including plunging the stage (and audience) in water.
The Print Room is fabulously intimate, which allows the audience to really experience the performance and performers. All five dancers give an elegant yet powerful performance of fluid choreography.
The performance highlights the darker side of water, albeit fairly lightheartedly, with a performance and projection of water borne disease and poor access to water.
The music accompanies the production harmoniously with a minimalist composition in six movements. Composer Peter Gregson’s score for cello, piano and electronic devices is stripped back, atmospheric and meditative, allowing the focus to remain on the choreography.
Overall, a delicate, intense production, executed beautifully and effectively – a definite must-see (if you don’t mind a splash of water).
Watch a preview for FLOW here: