BODYTORQUE UP LATE: FRAYING

Posted on 01 April 2019 By Rose Mulready

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. 

Joe Chapman, Serene Graham, Joseph Romancewicz and Jasmin Durham. Photography Lynette Wills

Joseph Romancewicz, Serena Graham, Jasmin Durham and Joe Chapman. Photography Lynette Wills

Jasmin Durham, Joe Chapman, Serena Graham and Joseph Romancewicz. Photography Lynette Wills

Joe Chapman and Jasmin Durham. Photography Lynette Wills

Serena Graham, Jasmin Durham and Joe Chapman. Photography Lynette Wills

Joe Chapman, Serena Graham and Joseph Romancewicz. Photography Lynette Wills

Joe Chapman. Photography Lynette Wills

Joe Chapman, Jasmin Durham, Joseph Romancewicz and Serena Graham. Photography Lynette Wills

Joseph Romancewicz, Serena Graham, Joe Chapman and Jasmin Durham. Photography Lynette Wills

Serena Graham, Joe Chapman, Joseph Romancewicz and Jasmin Durham. Photography Lynette Wills

Joe Chapman, Jasmin Durham, Joseph Romancewicz and Serena Graham. Photography Lynette Wills