Available for Touring with 2 options: 1. Site Specific Dance installation/short performance indoors or outdoors 2. Full 45 minute show
Choreography | Laura Murphy Sound score | Irene Buckley
Abacus is a contemporary dance performance for 9 women and 18 buckets. The performers take the buckets through a sequence of routines that echo the experience of work. Audiences experience the brash sound and energy of Abacus as the nine dancers lift and swing, twirl and clash the buckets to the beat of an industrial drum.
Abacus explores individuality and freedom in the context of work. It explores the zen of routine. The women work over time in over drive, dancing to the beat of the conveyer belt, and turning work into a spectator sport.
Abacus is a hypnotic journey across the factory floor. It makes a spectacle of the mundane. Choreographer Laura Murphy hears music where others hear noise, and finds humanity in mass production.