In a bleak and empty attic a solitary figure in boots and greatcoat is both lured and repelled by a magic desk that becomes the gateway to another world.
“Ostensibly about a man alone in a stone tower, the works power evolves from the succession of unanticipated discoveries that he makes going through a magical desk. …leaves, nuts, stones, water, evolve in a dramatic kaleidoscope of evocative images.”Rose Anne Thom, Dance Magazine 1998
“Simon Whitehead gives a virtuoso performance in this dance work that explores the relationship between man and landscape.”Francesco Turner, The Guardian 1998
Commissioned by the Arts Council and BBC2 as part of Dance for the Camera.
Produced by MJW Productions, Anne Beresford and Margaret Williams.
Broadcast BBC2 Autumn 1997. Has been screened and broadcast internationally.
A video by Rosemary Lee and Peter Anderson
Music created for the video by Graeme Miller
Performer: Simon Whitehead
Costume: Louise Belson