third of a picture, Oxford based modern dance company Biserk's latest
production incorporates dance, music and film to create an extraordinary
performance in three parts.
Odd positions, the group of dancers move as if they were different
parts of the same organism, breathing and shifting as one, before
breaking free from one another and heading away from the group.
L'empreinte dans le Jardin, Biserk founders Sarah Bishop and Nickely
Burke perform a tender and powerful pas de deux that showcases physical
strength and audience contact as well as technical mastery.
third offering, the title piece, is accompanied by footage projected
on the background, music composed especially by Christian Alexander,
and playground rhymes. Dressed in brightly coloured costumes reminiscent
of 1950s swimsuits, the dancers efficiently set off their different
third of a picture is beautiful and moving with an ever-present
edge. Under the immediately aesthetic surface there is a gnawing
sense of unrest which makes the work all the more interesting.
dancers glide in and out of sync with each other, bouncing energy
off one another and irresistibly drawing the audience in. A lot
of work is done with glances and eye contact between the dancers,
adding an extra dimension to the space between them. These force
fields hold an intensity that enhances the choreography every step
of the way.