“Without a word, DUAL depicts the passage of a morbid individuality. Stirring…intense.” Read more
-Christophe Candoni, Toute La Culture
“Hypnotic! Choreography of astonishing fluency.” Read more
-Olivier Fregaville-Gratian d’Amore, L’Oeil d’Olivier
“DUAL is an intensely satisfying experience.” Read more
-Ian Abbott, Writing About Dance
“…a chaotic mating ritual. Their bodies as one were seamless.” Read more
★★★★ -Entertainment.ie Dublin
“A riveting physical and aural exploration of affinity and difference…yielding an immersive poetry of reaction and instability witnessed at close quarters….
Lake’s choreography and the dancers’ execution of it is bracing with its wealth of quickfire detail and powerful recurrent images—evanescent while articulately shaped, adding greatly to Dual’s pervasive sense of lone vulnerability and fragile, raw mutuality. This collaboration between Stephanie Lake and Robin Fox has yielded a memorable, visceral work, at once strange and familiar and brilliantly performed.” Read more
-Keith Gallasch, Realtime Arts
“Each solo is hypnotic… Macindoe’s is mechanical, lyrical and almost offensively accomplished; Black’s conveys a casual power, even anger, that alternates with liquidity and is equally depressing to mere mortals in its magnificent execution…
The piece’s most beautiful lasting message is inherent in its structure: that in many ways, a relationship is made out of two individuals doing together what they might otherwise have done alone, and that many human actions only make sense in the presence of another…it’s hard to imagine a more evocative, powerful, intricate and endlessly fascinating result.” Read more
★★★★ -Arts Hub
“A thrilling, visceral dance, which may trouble your dream state for a while.
The duo act like puppet masters, mirroring and animating each other… There is a brutality here, and the sense that were you to reach into the guts of either dancer, tangled wires and circuit boards would spill out. Yet Black clings tenderly to Macindoe, as though they are the first (or last) people in a desolate planet, dependent on each other. The whole effect is hypnotic and disconcerting, and it is almost impossible not to shift uncomfortably or even jump in your seat.” Read more