SLIP I'm not falling I'm just hanging on for as long as you'll hold me

Commissioned by New Zealand's leading mixed ability company, Touch Compass for their Triple Bill season, Slip is a forty minute work for six dancers and a singer.

Between flying and falling, scenes of suspension expose the intimacy of support and the possibilities of surrender.  In developing this work, the performers wrote their greatest hits, dressed up, dressed down and danced out their songs whilst asking what it means to be ruled by contingencies.

'Slip, is an unconventional work of quiet yet real power' Jennifer Shennan, Dominion Post

'Slip was remarkable, mixing private narratives with a penetrating analysis of vulnerability, identity and the strength of community' Francesca Horsley, DANZ Quarterly

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18 August 2010

Premiere Venue:

Concert Chamber, Auckland Town Hall


Choreography: Carol Brown

Sound: Russell Scoones

Costume: Emma Ramsley

Dramaturgy:  Fiona Graham



Kerryn McMurdo, Alisha MacLennan, Jesse Johnston-Steel,. Julia Milsom, Emilia Rubio, Dan King

Commissioned By:

Touch Compass