Two wild-eyed ferrymen dip their oars into dark swirling currents of imagination. With silver tongues, movements that beguile, and boats that pitch and sway, they blithely promise the impossible. Daring to travel in such company, will you see your way to night’s end?
Andrew Morrish and Peter Trotman first met in 1981 during the dawn of the “improvisational performance” scene in Melbourne, working mostly with Al Wunder in his company Theatre of the Ordinary. Later Peter and Andrew set up a practice together investigating how abstract choreographic ideas could translate to the realm of language, how language could be viewed as dance and dance as language, or not. Out of this practice came such iconic works as The Charlatan’s Web, Avalanche, Grist For The Mill and Of Bliss and Blunder.