A bold, breathtaking, bracing new dance work
As It Stands is a powerful, awe-inspiring new dance work from New Zealand dance visionary and recent Arts Laureate Ross McCormack, and his company Muscle Mouth.
Influenced by the monumental creations of iconic American sculptor, Richard Serra, this immersive show places eight world class dancers in a majestic sculptural landscape. Made up of formidable steel-like monoliths that tower upwards from the floor, the setting imposes a striking contrast between the order of design and the chaos of human nature, in an electric performance space where hard structural lines and fragile sinuous movement meet.
Technically astonishing and visually arresting, As It Stands mixes impressive scale, lighting, and soundscapes with McCormack’s renowned choreography into a remarkable work that pushes the limits of virtuosic dance and design.
Choreographer/Director Ross McCormack
Composer Jason Wright
Lighting Designer Natasha James
Dramaturg Melanie Hamilton
Dancer James Vu Anh Pham
Dancer Lauren Langlois
Dancer Tiana Lung
Dancer Toa Paranihi
Dancer Luke Hanna
Dancer Emily Adams
Dancer Jeremy Beck
Dancer Christina Guieb
McCormack's movement-making imagination seems limitless— Theatreview