ROOTS ABOVE GROUND feature film, audience reactions
FESTIVAL AUDIENCE FEEDBACK VIDEOS • Music, Musical, Special Interest
ROOTS ABOVE GROUND, 51min., USA, Dance
Directed by Marc Brew
This 45 minute physically integrated performance is a personal work that explores the multiple meanings of home. Using his own journey as an immigrant, disabled gay man and dancer as a base from which to work, former Artistic Director Marc Brew intends to peel back the layers to get at this universal human need to belong.
"As a world traveller and someone who has never laid down roots in pursuit of my career goals," says Brew, "I have always questioned where my home is and by extension of that, where I belong. Through this work the company is delving deep into personal journeys and reflective worlds to find home as well as the community where we belong and feel at home. I am very excited to also be embedding access into the devising of my new work by collaborating with Deaf/ASL Consultants Antoine Hunter and Zahna Simon and Audio Description with Jess Curtis from Gravity Access Services."
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