Stephanie Schober

The choreographer’s latest work Tracing Gestures, which had its world premiere at Borough Hall, combined her wonderful artistry  with the dazzling skills of her four dancers and a clever set using huge sheets of paper to divide the auditorium into four. And it was made even more intense by being performed in silence, with the dancers replicating their movements with wax crayons on the paper to create patterns reminiscent of Hilma af Klint spirit paintings and angled lighting by Jackie Shemesh that created Gormleyesque silhouettes shadowing dancers Richard Court, Owen Ridley-DeMonick, Jack Sergison and Stephen Moynihan. Given the title, it risked being too literal. But thanks to the vision of Schober and her team, this Greenwich Dance/Trinity Laban Partnership Compass Commission was instead an artistic tour de force. 

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