Posts Tagged ‘Moby Dick’


Leviathan from James Wilton Dance at Contact, Manchester is a stunning piece of dance, based around a Brazilian martial art form, capoeira, and inspired by Herman Melville’s novel, Moby Dick.  There’s a great Guardian article here to explain the technique.  Perhaps the most important is that movements involve floor contact with both feet and hands, and includes elements of… Continue Reading →

Vesper Time

Stacy Makishi whips up the Contact audience for the fifth time, extolling us to let ourselves go.  It’s a sermon, she is the preacher.  Everyone stands, some dance, most sing: ‘So remember when we were driving driving in your car … I had a feeling I could be someone, be someone, be someone.’ I’d been wanting to… Continue Reading →