Artificial Things (2014, Stage)
Slowly suffocating in each other’s company, a group of individuals seek escape in a bash of riotous rock-n-roll. However, their wild disorder descends into playground politics and reveals some uncomfortable truths.
In this cinematic and evocative production Stopgap Dance Company creates a compact world of riddles that question our notions about unity and co-existence.
Artificial Things was reimagined into a short film in collaboration with the film director Sophie Fiennes. Click here for info...
Scene three of Artificial Things is one of six works of compulsory study for GCSE Dance. If you are researching this work for GCSE Dance, we recommend you to click through all the links on this website to watch various videos, read interviews and download background packs.
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Thought-provoking, intelligent, imaginative, powerful ★★★★★ TV Bomb
Bold and disarming ★★★★ Exeunt Magazine
Exhilarating, emotional and provoking ★★★★ Edinburgh Guide
Bold and honest ★★★★ Broadway Baby
Inventive and visually stunning londondance.com
To read Lucy's interview with The Exeunt Magazine click here
To watch a video feature on Article 19 click here
To watch behind the scenes videos click here
To download the Artificial Things Background Pack click here
Artistic direction & choreography: Lucy Bennett
Guest choreographer for scene one: Yoshifumi Inao (former Artistic Director of Batsheva Dance Company)
Danced and devised by: Amy Butler, Laura Jones, Chris Pavia, Dave Toole and David Willdridge
Theatre and costume design: Anna Jones from Curious Space
Lighting design: Chahine Yavrovan
Old Songs New Songs, written by John Whitney and Roger Chapman, used by kind permission of Carlin Music Corp
You’d Be So Nice To Come Home To, written by Cole Porter, used by kind permission of Warner/Chappell Music
Sunshine Of Your Smile, written by Leslie Lennard Cooke and John Neat, used by kind permission of EMI Music
Production Manager: Richard Walker
Costume supervisor: Rosey Morling
Company Manager: Callum Graham
Technical Manager: Francois Langton
Producer: Sho Shibata
Arts Council England, Farnham Maltings, PASS Circus Channel (Interreg), Pavilion Dance South West, The Point - Eastleigh, University of Surrey and Zinc Arts