multiform (2014)

40 minutes

Created and performed by Amanda Acorn

Lighting Design by Paul Chambers                                                                       Rehearsal Direction by Kate Nankervis                                                               Sound by Hoover Party

Supported by Dancemakers and the Centre for Creation

Presentation history:

2014 – Flowchart, Summerworks Performance Festival, Toronto

2014 – Dancer’s Studio West, Calgary

2016 – The Festival of New Dance, St John’s

2017 – Gold Saucer Studio, Vancouver

2017 – Bright Nights, The Citadel, Toronto

2018 – PushOff, Push Festival, Vancouver

Photo credits: Tim Nguyen and Dhalia Katz

Trailer by Francesca Chudnoff

“ …magnificent, elegance and corporeal courage..”  – The Dance Current

“The remarkable discipline of Acorn’s work refocuses the viewer on a similar limitation, as she circles to the same spot where she began. She iterates the uniqueness of each human body, the circle of time, and the effort we expend in movement. Acorn herself becomes a propelled human heart, beating, making us think, making us want to move out of stillness.” – Evidance Radio

In multiform, rising Toronto-based choreographer Amanda Acorn draws from the work and writing of painter Mark Rothko. A love letter to perpetual motion and testament to body magic, Acorn builds hypnotic cycles of movement repeated ad-infinitum. In multiform a singular body is both mechanism and magician; a perpetually pulsating, thrashing and undulating energy object. multiform compels us toward continued, exhaustive watching, dissolving the boundaries between abstract form and its containment through choreography.