Inspired by the vivid imagery and complex detail in the paintings of Steven Campbell, the dancers slip beyond the frame, finding a world of dark wit, nostalgia and melodrama.
Steven Campbell was best known for his large figurative paintings and is among the most well-known Scottish artists of his time. Born in 1953 in Glasgow, Steven Steven graduated from the Painting Department of Glasgow School of Art in 1982, winning the Bram Stoker Gold Medal. He was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship and travelled to study at the Pratt Institute in New York in 1982. Steven exhibited extensively and his work is in numerous public collections including: the National Gallery of Scotland, the Tate Gallery, London, the Walker Art Centre, Minneapolis, USA. - Extract taken from Steven Campbell Trust website (https://thestevencampbelltrust.org/biography/)
Premiered at Greenwich Dance as part of the Cando2 Cabaret. Performed again at Unlimited Festival, Southbank Centre (September 2016).
One of Cando2's dancers has written a blog post describing the piece - read here!