Mercurials

Commissioned and premiered by Mocean Dance (2022)

Choreography: Lydia Zimmer
3 dancers | 26 minutes

In Halifax-based choreographer Lydia Zimmer's most ambitious creation to date, a trio of personalities toes the line between illusion and disillusion. Abstracting the psychological impacts of somatic and grandiose delusion, the performers change moods unpredictably, moving quickly from soft grace, to cutting speed and precision. Drawing inspiration from the element mercury, a toxic metallic liquid, the golden hands of the dancers cast a spell of beauty and danger.

Premiere
Fluid Forms, Mocean's 20th Anniversary Mainstage

Performers
Sarah Murphy, Julie Robert, Anastasia Wiebe

Contributing Dancer
Kate Houston

Rehearsal Director
Gillian Seaward-Boone

Sound Design
Lydia Zimmer, with musical excerpts from Hildur Guðnadóttir (Bathroom Dance, Defeated Clown), Jóhann Jóhannsson (Miracle, Mystery and Authority, Flight From the City, The Rocket Builder — Io Pan!), Javier Navarrete (A Tale, Long Long Time Ago) and Nicholas Britell (The Middle of the World), Sara Davachi (For Voice), Epic Soundscapes (Soft Rain & Deep Thunder

Lighting Design
Leigh Ann Vardy

Costume Design
Kate Mitchell

Behind the Scenes Video Editing
Lydia Zimmer

Fluid Forms Study Guide