Is a crowd more than the sum of its parts?
To what extent is the mood of a crowd a reflection of its individuals, and how are those individuals changed by the experience of humanity en masse?
These questions and more inspire Australian choreographer Stephanie Lake’s Colossus, a work of hypnotic motion in which 50 dancers move as one to explore the relationship between the individual and the collective, between solitary striving and joyous union.
Known for her gutsy, poetic choreographic style, Lake creates a hypnotic, churning spectacle as chain reactions ripple outward from a single movement and dazzling patterns sweep through 50 supple bodies to a soundscape designed by acclaimed artist-musician Robin Fox.
Lake is one of the most exciting and prolific choreographic talents of her generation, and her formidable Colossus is her most brilliant work to date.