Perfect

Perfect was about time. It was about the way we witness time and about how it pulls and shapes us, draws us together and tears us apart. It was about waiting, nurturing and growing, about our fear of ageing and changing and about our race against time's unstoppable force.

With heart-stopping physicality, low-level flying and aerial work that suspended disbelief as well as bodies, Perfect saw 5 performers fly in the face of time, living large, in a time-poor world.

The unforgettable dance epic featured an evocative music score, gripping imagery and golden desert landscapes. Perfect also secured our company the Audience Award at the Critics’ Circle National Dance Awards in 2006.

Perfect remains a firm favourite with our audiences and now features on the GCSE Dance Curriculum in England and Wales.

Education resources are available to accompany the show. Details can be found in both the Learning and Participation and Shop sections of our website

Premiered | 25 January 2005, Warwick Arts Centre, UK

Credits
Artistic Director
Kevin Finnan
Choreography
Kevin Finnan & the Company
Dancers
Perfect was originally performed by
Vanessa Cook, Junior Cunningham, Wendy Hesketh, Helen Parlor & Stuart Waters
Perfect imagery features
Vanessa Cook, Junior Cunningham, Wendy Hesketh, Brian Larsen & Helen Parlor
Later tours of Perfect were performed by
Vanessa Cook, Junior Cunningham, Sioda Martin, Nikki O'Hara & Stuart Waters

Production team
Set Design
Simon Dormon
Set Construction
Oblique
Flying Equipment Design & Installation
Jonathan Graham
Lighting Design
Mark Parry
Score Design
Sophy Smith & Kevin Finnan
Original Music
Sophy Smith & Tim Dickinson
Costume Design
Claire Armitage
Film
Chris Bradley
Production Manager
Peter Herbert

Perfect is commissioned by Warwick Arts Centre, Corn Exchange, South Hill Park, Swindon Dance, Shenley Court Specialist Arts College and Sixth Form College

 
"With its Zen gardens, beach parties, clever use of giant projected hands to manipulate the dancers, independent minded shadows and passages of harnessed flight, this is a warm, beguiling, oddly reassuring work; a Neverland for grown-ups"
The Sunday Times




 


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Wendy Hesketh, Helen Parlor and Vanessa Cook in Motionhouse’s Perfect. Photography by Chris NashImage two – Wendy Hesketh and Junior Cunningham in Motionhouse’s Perfect. Photography by Chris NashHelen Parlor in Motionhouse’s Perfect. Photography by James BellWendy Hesketh and Junior Cunningham in Motionhouse’s Perfect. Photography by Chris NashVanessa Cook in Motionhouse’s Perfect. Photography by Chris Nash

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