How do we come together when everything is pushing us apart?
How do we perceive one another when soaring walls surround us? What language do we choose?
How do we face the mountain of cultural stereotypes?
What is this dance of interlacing and junction, of fissure and fusion? It's a dance of cat and mouse, a dance exploring antagonistic forces.
Here, bodies flirt with irony — a desire for joy, a desire for melancholy. Shihya Peng
and Marco Di Nardo's
bodies transform into two distorted mirrors, uncovering more about ourselves than we thought we knew. They carry each other, fly, fall, exasperate each other, then get up and walk together.
W.A.M. is like a hidden fable, a secret story — a dance of universal scope — performed in sequences and accompanied with flashes of text by Fabrice Melquiot
(who collaborated on the rewrite and dramaturgy). With each move, jump or chase, the two dancers search for a childhood memory, a country to live in together, or to live in with others.
A dance of combat in search of harmony.
With humour, W.A.M. speaks to the young and to the less young. It questions our inner multiple identities and the way they are jostled by others.