Lighthouse is an expressionist dance and circus piece exploring themes on being consumed by plastic and your own desires.
Hazel Lam works with an unusual material – PVC plastic tubes as props, as a partner and as an aerial apparatus in this multidisciplinary work combining dance, circus and object theatre. This piece aims to highlight the power in gentleness or what we usually perceive as feminine movement qualities. PVC stretches considerably. Since it is the only thing keeping me from falling to the ground, will the strands of plastic hold my weight, particularly considering the physicality with which I manipulate them? Do I trust them to? How much torture can they bear before they snap?
With the support of Arts Council England and the Flemish Government’s circus decree. Lighthouse is one of the winners of Cambridge Junction’s Troop New Ideas Fund