Music by James Bunton
For : Anandam Dancetheatre
Credits : Composed, performed, engineered, mixed.
Toronto, ON - Scotiabank Nuit Blanche 2014 (October 2014)
Brandy Leary (Anandam Dancetheatre)
Cascade features a mass of suspended bodies engaged in the constant action of slowly falling. An immersive piece that integrates contemporary circus arts, choreography, projection and sonic installation this work is aimed at reducing the intensity of city spaces, public areas and large gatherings. This work dedicates itself to a slowing down of the mind, the body and the senses in urban environments.
"Heading east over Wellington, I stumbled on Cascade, a project that for some reason had failed to pop up on my radar. I'm not sure what the long, narrow, high-ceilinged warehouse is ordinarily used for, but Anandam Dancetheatre made it into a magical space. Ten or more performers climbed, hung and swung from ropes as a delicate light show played over the dim walls to a slow soundtrack. There was no reparation between the performers and the audience, who sat against walls or around support pillars or moved among the athletic climbers. It embodied a hallucinatory, dreamlike state perfect for the wee hours of Nuit Blanche."
"I was spellbound and becalmed by this 12-hour immersive meditation featuring stately aerial rope work, stunning projections and atmospheric music in the old Globe and Mail Press Hall. AD's Brandy Leary is now on my watch list for 2015."