The dance explored personal experiences of migration asking the question; when we feel the distances between us somehow increasing, in a world that's meant to be getting smaller, how do we “bridge the gap”? Digital technology is the lifeline; but ultimately a poor substitute for the full presence of a person, standing beside you and understanding you.
Working remotely with a cast living between Australia and Ireland, this piece highlighted the sense of fragmentation that occurs over distances in relationships when the full physicality of a loved one is reduced to a voice down the phone or a two dimensional image on a screen.
Following on from the Dublin Dance Festival performances, Time Over Distance Over Time has since performed at Brisbane Powerhouse and FORM Dance Projects' Dance Bites Festival in Sydney supported by Culture Ireland as part of their I Am Ireland Centenary Programme 2016.
The Sydney Morning Herald described the piece as “a moving explorationof separation” and “an enjoyable work designed to make us think and recall ourown experiences as well as those of others. Themovement is organic, softly moulded to the communicationof bodies and minds ..... the strongest impression is the impact of the ensemble..They move and breathe almost as one.”