Ascension 2013, SFU School for the Contemporary Arts
Pack4 was Gina and Charlotte’s first chance to create work on multiple bodies, and it was an absolutely pleasure. The process began as a simple idea – how is movement affected while wearing a backpack? Rehearsals were a combination of exploration, error, endless laughter, and ultimately the beginning of a piece. This was also our first opportunity to collaborate with a composer – an eye opening and inspiring experience with composer Scott Jeffrey. The ultimate dance and music collaboration was premiered within Ascension 2014, performed with live professional musicians. Pack4 is a whirlwind exploration of a seemingly normal object inside a surprising landscape – backpacks in dance.