Faced with life on a deserted island, three characters uncover a means of escape back to civilisation. As the narrative unfolds, the characters find pieces of a vehicle that will take them off the island. They work to build a craft, only to find it will carry just one of them. (i)land centres on a 6 ton pile of sand representing the land the characters find themselves in, and this provides a safe dance space in which Marc can explore movement in solo, duet and trio forms away from his wheelchair. Drawing inspiration from The Lord of the Flies, Lost and Castaway, and the legends of the Highland clearances and Australian outback, (i)land aims to engage audiences in questions about perceptions of the body in dance, the politics of disability, isolation and exclusion, ingenuity and invention.
Quote: **** – A mighty half-hour – The Herald
Photos credits: Eoin Carey