Triumphs and Other Alternatives, a work that collides sculpture with gutsy performance to create an original and visceral new style of dance theatre, is heading to Tauranga and Christchurch this October. Combining dance, visual art, clowning, design, and theatre craft, Ross McCormack directs an exemplary piece of contemporary performance.
Triumphs and Other Alternatives explores the obsessiveness and traps of the creative process, demonstrating a delusional joy that the act of creating can bring forth. The show follows a vulnerable, delightful, obsessive and narcissistic character, played by Ross McCormack, relentless in his need to create and his desire to leave his mark on the world.
“A low rumble in the background builds to the musical score. McCormack emerges as the “Maker” character - a sculptor, a mad scientist, a perfectionist who manipulates his “Creations” - performers Emily Adams and James Vu Anh Pham … this really is a perfect example of dance theatre … It is a work of art” Theatreview, April 2015
Triumphs and Other Alternatives will also be performed at the Hawkes Bay Arts Festival 12 October at the Napier Municipal Theatre and the Nelson Arts Festival 14 October at the Theatre Royal.
Tauranga, Baycourt Theatre Sun 9 Oct
Christchurch, Isaac Theatre Royal Tue 18 Oct