Structure and Sadness

Structure and Sadness (2006) is a collaboration with Lucy Guerin Dance Company. This contemporary dance work combines Michaela’s motion graphic design with Lucy’s choreography. It examines the bridge as a supporting and connecting structure. Its concrete and definable form contrasts with the unknowable grief and chaos brought about by its failure. On stage, the performers construct a precarious world teetering on the point of collapse. The set design, constructions and performers exist within a projected image environment which explores the physics of structures and forces. Structure and Sadness incorporates both live and pre-recorded video elements. The work first performed in 2006. Photographs by Jeff Busby.