Within/Between

You wake up in darkness… find yourself on a train. No memory of where you got on. The moment before you decide to act, when you vanish within yourself, find no way back.

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      Within/Between

      See https://theatreinlondon.ca/2017/06/within-between/ for details.

      Location: Good Foundation Theatre

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    1. 6:00 pm
      Within/Between

      See https://theatreinlondon.ca/2017/06/within-between/ for details.

      Location: Good Foundation Theatre

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    1. 4:45 pm
      Within/Between

      See https://theatreinlondon.ca/2017/06/within-between/ for details.

      Location: Good Foundation Theatre

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      1. 8:30 pm
        Within/Between

        See https://theatreinlondon.ca/2017/06/within-between/ for details.

        Location: Good Foundation Theatre

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        1. 6:30 pm
          Within/Between

          See https://theatreinlondon.ca/2017/06/within-between/ for details.

          Location: Good Foundation Theatre

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        1. 9:30 pm
          Within/Between

          See https://theatreinlondon.ca/2017/06/within-between/ for details.

          Location: Good Foundation Theatre

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          9 thoughts on “Within/Between”

          1. Amy O'Kruk says:

            Listed as one of the TOP TEN SHOWS TO SEE in this years LONDON FRINGE FESTIVAL.

            “Dancer Stephanie Morin-Robert mesmerized the audience dancing with, around, over and under a brilliant ball of light. Complemented by Ian Ferrier’s melodic voice, the immersive and intense 45-minute show pairs contemporary dance with spoken word.”

          2. “Recalling dreams that blur into almost intangible memories.” ★★★★★

          3. FOR BODY AND LIGHT REVIEWS:

            ★★★★★ “Breathtakingly beautiful production” -The Happiest Medium NYC
            ★★★★1⁄2 “As simple as it is powerful.” -Saskatoon Star-Phoenix
            ★★★★ “Striking and magical” -Winnipeg Free Press
            ★★★★ “Goosebump inducing” -Vue Weekly
            ★★★★ “an unforgettable dream” -Edmonton Journal
            ★★★★ “a ravishing meditation” -Edmonton Sun
            ★★★★ “Hypnotic & transfixing” -Global News (Edmonton)
            ★★★★ “Devastatingly beautiful” -The Marble Theatre Review
            “Visually stunning” -Bateman Reviews
            “The choreography is stellar” -The Saskatoon StarPhoenix
            “What a sublime project” -CultMTL

          4. ★★★★★ “This show is a masterpiece: inventive and generous. Its subtle beauty is the inky night-time movement of water. The push and pull of tides in the body. The church of the moon.” – Canadian Review Of Literature In Performance

          5. Barry Brown
            Reviewer
            says:

            This show attempts to combine the guitar playing and poetry of Ian Ferrier with the dancing and movements of Stephanie Morin-Robert into an artistic presentation more engaging and entertaining than the individual elements on their own. Although the artists are to be commended for taking on the risks inherent in such a project, they unfortunately do not succeed in integrating their respective contributions into a coherent experience.

            Ferrier delivers his poetry in a raspy whisper with almost no change in inflection or pace. The poetry concentrates on feelings of disorientation, loss and isolation with no apparent structure or metrical pattern. His guitar playing also maintains a consistent rhythm with little melodic variation.

            Finding a way to integrate movement into this soundscape (or even to relate the one to the other) poses a difficult challenge for Morin-Robert and, despite her talent as a dancer, she is unable to match her movements to either the music or the poetry. Instead of combining into a greater and more effective whole, the elements remain separate and distinct. At times it seems as though the two artists are engaged in different, unrelated projects that happen to occupy the same stage. Consequently, the show achieves neither emotional nor artistic coherence.

            *

            1. Peter Janes
              Reviewer
              says:

              For what it’s worth, I had almost exactly the opposite reaction to Within/Between as Barry. Ian Ferrier’s spoken-word poetry over partly looped, partly live guitar and effects created a dreamlike atmosphere into which Stéphanie Morin-Robert’s self-lit contemporary dance fit perfectly. Think Tangerine Dream with a Ken Nordine monologue, perhaps, and I don’t have an analogue in my experience for the physical performance other than Morin-Robert’s other work.

              (Morin-Robert and partner Alistair Knowles are having a lot of success with light recently, including last year’s Blindside and Bushel and Peck, and this year’s reprise of James and Jamesy In the Dark.)

              While I didn’t have the profoundly emotional reaction of several others in the audience, I’d be more than happy to extend the experience of this show for another hour or two.

              ****

          6. Marie Helen Lee says:

            Finally, something real, raw, and beautifully crafted. Please don’t miss this show. It’s everything you’ve ever dreamed of and more. This is a masterpiece!! We’re totally lucky to have a show of this caliber in London. FINALLY! This is’nt just dance and spoken word… this is an immersive experience you’ll never forget. The use of light is breathtaking and the set design is both simple and dense with meaning. Go go go!

          7. Jay Ménard
            Reviewer
            says:

            Within/Between: a Primal Celebration of Sound and Movement

            Wired On Words’ Within/Between is a stunning celebration of sound and vision, and movement and space. It is built as visual poetry, but it is best described as an experience — and one that should not be missed.

            The production features Ian Ferrier on guitar, keyboards, and vocals, with Stephanie Morin-Robert providing the movement through dance and video projection (reminiscent of her “eye” work during last year’s presentation of Blindside.) The two combine to create a sound and vision experience that at once lulls you into a trance, then smashes you back into reality with a violent crescendo of movement.

            Ferrier loops an ambient guitar line and sing-speaks his poetry to a hypnotic effect. At times you lose the words due to the trance-like rhythms, but you never lose the meaning. We are all passengers on this train — not remembering where we first got on; and most certainly unsure of where our final destination lies.

            Morin-Robert complements the tranquil nature of Ferrier’s vocal patterns with a dynamic and, at times, visceral celebration of movement.

            Visual poetry is a perfect description of what Within/Between is. This isn’t your elementary school tapa-tapa-tapa dance-in-unison number; it’s not even rigidly structured contemporary. It’s much more visceral, raw, and emotional than that. It’s movement from the heart that aligns with the poetry. Again, the words flow forth not in rhyming couplets or perfect iambic pentameter, but are more primal, more guttural in nature.

            And the pairing of two such emotive presentations matches perfectly to create a glorious, violently soulful whole.

            ****

          8. Melony Holt
            Reviewer
            says:

            Within/Between is an aural and visual surrealist dreamscape brought to life by Stephanie Morin-Robert and Ian Ferrier.

            This show is not your standard dance show — it is experimental and raw. It is more than just a piece designed to sit and focus on the people on stage. Instead it’s a piece that you allow to wash all over you. It’s a piece that engages all of your senses.

            I got lost just listening to the beautiful melodic voice and ambient music by Ferrier. He sets the stage for Morin-Robert to tell her own story.

            This is not a paint-by-numbers show that guides the audience through it. Instead, this is a show for you to be fully immersed in. You can feel the pain and confusion of being lost and just missing your next connection.

            Within/Between is an incredible show that builds emotion with light, sound, and motion.

            ****

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