The Ghost Ship [2008] 20 minutes

Based on Roland Barthes' A Lovers' Discourse, The Ghost Ship is a collaboration between two choreographers. Every contact is a festival not of the senses but of meaning. Every contact raises questions and the skin is asked to reply. Demons of anxiety, despair, jealousy, exclusion and desire are silenced by a motionless cradling, when everything- time, law, prohibition- is suspended. The lover's presence (or absence) triggers erratic shifts on the emotional tone scale of the other. The dancers' fragmented journey between despair and fulfillment runs through a landscape of dichotomies like rejection/ acceptance, control/ submission, dependency/ freedom, stillness/ chaos, abandonment/ union and hiding/revealing.

CHOREOGRAPHY  |  Mandeep Raikhy & Phil Sanger

DANCERS  |  Mandeep Raikhy & Phil Sanger

MUSIC CREDITS  |  Ryuichi Sakamoto; Steve Reich; Michael Nyman

PERFORMANCES  |  

August 2008: Premiere  »  Sri Ram Centre, New Delhi

January 2009: Resolution!  »  The Place Theatre, London

July 2009: Clore Studio  »  Royal Opera House, London

PHOTO CREDIT  |  Avatâra Ayuso

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