Swan song for one


An intimate performance for one person at a time. Swan song for one is a site specific creation that explores the history of the dancehall space in which it is performed. Part guided meditation, the work is performed in a large white box and imagines that encapsulated inside the box, is the spirit of a beautiful white feather that has fallen from the boa of a man performing on a stage in a wartime dancehall. The presence of a woman is felt although she is never seen, it is her voice, soft and nostalgic that guides you through a series of images. Visions of swans drowning emerge, lovers written down on paper and then erased, a boa gently throttling until the feathers fall to the floor. 


Commissioned by Cross Collaborations