Stephen Shropshire | Want is the Wick
“A suggestive, charged performance' (****, de Volkskrant about 'Miss Julie')”
‘And then, there’s the pearl’, wrote the NRC (Dutch newspaper) in 2016 about the work of Stephen Shropshire. He received more praise for about Miss Julie, his contribution to the Holland Dance Festival in 2018. No wonder that we can’t get enough of this choreographer. This time Shropshire will return with a brand-new creation Want is the Wick.
Danish philosopher and theologian Søren Kierkegaard observed that, “the function of prayer is not to influence God, but rather to change the nature of the one who prays”. Inspired by Kierkegaard’s notion of prayer as well as the theological value of faith, Shropshire’s Want is the Wick explores the increasingly paradoxical challenge of remaining sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see.
In their review Theaterkrant describes what makes Want is The Wick by Stephen Shropshire so exciting:
“She stretches one leg forward with her foot stretched out, and places only the small toe and the big toe on the ground. All other toes she holds up, they form an arc from the big to the small, an echo of the arches in the ceiling. The foot finds its place, finds it and lands. She tilts her head as if she were listening to the joints between the tiles. A strip of light fabric, wrapped around her head and tied up, covers her eyes.”
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