Sydney, we have a special treat for you after the 8 April performance of Verve. Bodytorque Up Late returns with a pop-up showing of Fraying, a work by our dancer Mason Lovegrove. Fraying premiered last year as part of Bodytorque: Atelier; its fluid movement and dramatic tension marked it out straight away as one of the strongest offerings. Mason says of the work, "It stemmed entirely from Bach’s beautiful score. To me it elicits juxtaposing emotions: calm turmoil, melancholy beauty. I have drawn on my own memories, attempting to piece together something that is suspended in these contrasts. Real human emotions are washed over with a sense of numb detachment, and relationships that are breaking apart at the seams are only maintained by instinct, instead of deliberate action. We may try and fix these things, but sometimes all we can manage is to hope they don’t fall apart."
Here’s a glimpse of this heartfelt work.