top of page
logo for wix 2020.png

Remote Real

RR-top-of-page 350x350.jpg

devisor Sarah Neville
text Jo Pollit & Maitland Schnaars

performers Madeleine Karlsson (2010) Adelina Larsson, Rhiannon Newton, Helen Duncan, Maitland Schnaars

Development 1, 2010

Rorelsen Residency, Malmo Sweden,

performed at Palladium Theatre

Development 2, 2011

​Deckchair Theatre Residency, Perth

Development 1

rr2010 09 490x552.jpg
rr2010 01 490x276.jpg
rr2010 02 490x276.jpg
rr2010 03 490x276.jpg
rr2010 04 490x276.jpg
rr2010 05 490x276.jpg
rr2010 06 490x276.jpg
rr2010 07 490x276.jpg
rr2010 08 490x276.jpg

Development 2

Remote Real
Play Video
rr2011 01 490x300.jpg
rr2011 02 490x300.jpg
rr2011 03 490x300.jpg
rr2011 04 490x300.jpg
rr2011 05 490x300.jpg
rr2011 06 490x300.jpg
rr2011 07 490x300.jpg
rr2011 08 490x300.jpg
rr2011 09 490x300.jpg
rr2011 10 490x300.jpg

Remote Real is an interdisciplinary dance work born of an investigation of performance styles including, theatre, contemporary dance, performance, documentary film and social networking applications. This work questions people's choices about presence and absence, of self and body in relationships through live and recorded performance. It investigates social networking via the internet through dramatic representation and both the opening up and closing in of social space through communication technology triggered by corporeal immediacy. 

Remote Real, investigates isolation in contemporary society where communication difficulties in real time physical spaces are danced out next to moments of contact in virtual worlds. The performance script is grounded in Maitland and Jo's text, rendered through the continuity of communication applications and animated with choreography, is specifically developed to illustrate the difficulties and triumphs of remote communication. A real time narrative embedded in the frustrations of a remote relationship interrupts and crashes the conceptual journey taken by the dancers communing with their laptops.

bottom of page