Presented by Dancehouse
10,000 small deaths is a solo dance performance exploring the poetics and immediacy of the body. The work foregrounds the experiential body and has been inspired by many sources along the way – from manga artist Takaya Miou to Jim Jarmusch’s film, Dead Man.
The linking thread between these various sources is a contemplation of the inextricable link between life and death and the continuous change and impermanence that mark our existence. The transience of our corporeality and the beauty and sadness of existence are meditated upon; personal and universal images merge; and there is an interplay between the real, the imagined and a seeking of what has not yet come into being.
Choreographed & Performed by: Paula Lay
Video Artist & Dramaturge: Martyn Coutts
Composer & Sound Designer: Kelly Ryall
Filmmaker & Photographer: Mischa Baka
Lighting Designer & Operator: Amelia Lever-Davidson
Creative Consultant: Helen Herbertson
Image: Mischa Baka