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
Kevin Finnan & the Company
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
Flying Equipment Design & Installation
Sophy Smith & Kevin Finnan
Sophy Smith & Tim Dickinson
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"