The National Design Centre is in itself a beautiful building, but it is Arts Fission’s knowledge and expertise with site-specific works that shines through, with a widespread and intelligent utilization of space. The foyer of the building acted as the main performance area, but the corridors, balconies and even the stairwell were made use of too, both for the audience and the performers. Even the screening of the dance film at the end made use of the building’s potential, using three walls in between windows as projection backgrounds.
The most memorable part of the performance was when the audience was led outside to face an exposed stairwell, where the dancers performed stomping up and down the stairs, twisting and turning their bodies into shapes the complimented yet contrasted the stairwell’s sharp angles and straight lines. An absolutely stunning visual, especially with the dancers’ silhouettes against the stark white background.