12th June 2022, 20:00
Hazel Lam (BE, GB)
Lighthouse is a multi-disciplinary piece by solo artist Hazel Lam that positions itself between contemporary dance, new circus and performance art. A reference to Virginia Woolf’s novel To the Lighthouse, Lam engages in the idea of gentleness as a tool in the face of great adversity and change. She explores feminine movement, gives it centre stage and reacts to modernity’s harsh realities and urban construction. Tackling with an unusual material - coils of PVC tubing and treating it as a companion, Lam tests its physicality and boundaries. Their duet of an organic body versus the inanimate tubes is playful yet antagonising. The tension between the two escalates throughout as she asks, is it there to hold her, entice her, keep her safe or restrain her?
Plastic has become one of the major environmental concerns in recent years. This piece is a reflection of how our generation is born into a plastic overflowing world and our role within it.
More on: http://hazel-lam.com/
Concept, creator and performer: Hazel Lam
Lighting design: Bert Van Dijck and Margot Jansens
Dramaturgical advice: Hildegard De Vuyst, Bim Mason and Craig Weston
Movement outside eye: Elodie Doñaque
“Overlapse” is composed by Dominic de Grande
Costume consultant: Szonja Daniel
Costume maker: Kathleen Moers
Technician and operator: Michael Picknett
Independent producer in the UK: Nur Khairiyah (Khai)
Independent producer in Hong Kong: Carrol at kalos productions hk
Photos: Geert Roels, Earl Wan
Duration: 50 min
Tickets: 10 eur/ 7 eur
The tour of Lighthouse to Slovenia is sponsored by HKETO Berlin.
The creation of Lighthouse was supported by Arts Council England and the Flemish Government's Circus decree.
International Festival of Contemporary Clown and New Circus