Built in two sections, ‘IN THE BEFORE’ and ‘for the TIME BEING’, TIME’S ARROW addresses love over time, quantum physics, family portraits, walls, falling down, and continuing on in the face of loss.
Built in collaboration with the dancers, composers and designers, the new work expands our central family story, the family we choose as opposed to the family we have and the many kinds of love we experience. Apropos of the times, using storytelling techniques and exceptional collaborators, Slater sheds light on the art of survival, the effects of loss over the passage of time, and our shared need for solace, humour and love in the face of harsh realities.
Composer Darren Johnston contributes a live score, performed by his trio, which holds this world.
Allen Willner designs the lights which reveal the world.
Inspired by Ruth Ozeki’s novel for the Time Being, ‘A time being is someone who lives in time, and that means you, and me, and every one of us who is, or was, or ever will be.”
About ‘for the TIME BEING’:
‘THE LOVE THAT BINDS…an all permeating need to connect, that is intrinsic to what it means to be human. It embraces our contemporary sense of individuality but subjects it to something bigger.’ Rita Felciano, DANCEVIEW TIMES