Water Aspects

Water Aspects comes to life with the intent of bridging the gap between movement and music composition. Through a long term collaboration with composer Harry Palmer, the underpinning theme of water forms and movements, unfolded in an ensemble work for orchestra, choir and dancers. The piece developed in a frame of openness and mutual support where the sound informed the movement and vice versa. Fundamental was the contribution of the dancers to the piece generating informed movement material. Through a modular structure, Water Aspects is inspired from four conditions of water:


“Water does not resist. Water flows. When you plunge your hand into it, all you feel is a caress. Water is not a solid wall, it will not stop you. But water always goes where it wants to go, and nothing in the end can stand against it. Water is patient. Dripping water wears away a stone. Remember you are half water. If you can’t go through obstacles, go around it. Water does.”

– Margaret Atwood