A Rest

A choreographed solo performed by James Phillips as part of Singular Bodies presented by Toronto Dance Theatre, April, 2016.
6-7 minutes duration.

Poses borrowed from depression-era dance marathon contestants are held with increasing difficulty. Without support, the poses become a more urgent sort of endurance feat for a solo dancer. Stances that are restful when buttressed by a partner become akin to unsustainable stress positions that cause the solitary body to strain and finally collapse.

Thank you to James Phillips; Christopher House, Toronto Dance Theatre Artistic Director;
Lighting Designer: Simon Rossiter
Rehearsal Direction: Rosemary James
Production Stage Manager/Costumer: Cheryl Lalonde
Stage Manager/Metcalf Foundation Intern: Kaitlin Cheel

Singular Bodies Guest Artists:
Stephen Andrews, Nadia Belerique, Diane Borsato, Chris Curreri, Marisa Hoicka, Johanna Householder, Jean-Paul Kelly, Bridget Moser, Jon Sasaki, Walter Scott, Jim Verburg.