BY ASHLEIGH MUSK AND MICHAEL SMITH
Flipping Dante’s Divine Comedy on it’s head and transporting the audience to a place of shifting landscapes, we arrive in a moment of limbo where audience and performers navigate their way through a micro cityscape of cement bricks, reimagining and re-crafting their reality in a call for collective action. This limbo, this state of purgatory, is a series of images, scenes and tasks that unpack themes of human impact, our compulsive need to leave a footprint on nature and our persistence to conquer, outlive and survive in the face of crisis.
Drawn together by their passion for using dance/movement as a vehicle for empowerment, shared reflection and change, Fertile Ground marks the first of Ashleigh and Michael’s collaborative choreographic practice.
Ashleigh Musk – Choreographer / Performer
Michael Smith – Choreographer / Performer
Anna Whitaker – Sound Composition and Design
Liesel Zink – Dramaturge
Daniele Constance – Creative Collaborator
Kate Usher – Producer
Metro Arts @ West Village