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In a dusty sports arena, nine movers negotiate degrees of resistance through touch and manipulation. Pitch is a study on the materiality of conflict in contact.

pitch 1 |pɪtʃ|
1 [ mass noun ] the quality of a sound governed by the rate of vibrations producing it.
2 [ count noun ]
a section of a climb, especially a steep one.
the height to which a hawk soars before swooping on its prey.
3 [ in sing. ] a level of the intensity of something.
4 Brit. an area of ground marked out or used for play in an outdoor team game.
1 [ with obj. and adverbial of direction ] throw roughly or casually.

  • Charlie Morrissey
  • Malaika Sarco-Thomas
  • Monica Giacomin
    Key Cast
  • Richard Sarco-Thomas
    Key Cast
  • Malaika Sarco-Thomas
    Key Cast
  • Carla Marazzato
    Key Cast
  • Concetta Cariello
    Key Cast
  • Sofie Hub
    Key Cast
  • Laura Kuukkannen
    Key Cast
  • Dorte Bjerre Jensen
    Key Cast
  • Alessandro Nosotti
    Key Cast
  • Rafael Mielczarek
  • Richard Sarco-Thomas
  • Rafael Mielczarek
  • Fiorella Camilleri
  • Project Type:
    Experimental, Other
  • Genres:
    Dance, Contact Improvisation, Improvisation
  • Runtime:
    9 minutes 56 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    July 31, 2017
  • Production Budget:
    2,000 EUR
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  • Film Color:
    Black & White and Color
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Director Biography - Charlie Morrissey

Charlie Morrissey is a director, teacher and performer.

He creates, collaborates on, and performs in different site-specific, theatre and gallery based performances, on large and small scales, and in diverse contexts internationally.

Charlie Morrissey creates live performance on a variety of scales and in wide variety of contexts, devising and directing large and small scale pieces in different landscapes: on the shoreline, in the sea and on rivers, in fields, on cliffs, in the street, in parks, theatres, galleries, observatories, museums, and buildings ranging from a castle to a glass house.

He has directed and collaborated on performances with professionals, students and people with little or no formal dance or performance training.

The pieces he creates have ranged from elaborate installations with complex sets, costumes, lighting, pyrotechnics and large casts, through to very intimate solo, duet and small group performances in informal settings with little or no technical or production requirements.

His work is very much concerned with the context in which it happens, and with utilising the live-ness of live work as an environment for exploration and learning.

He works with both set and improvised materials as a means of exploring the immediacy of live performance. His site-specific pieces make use of the visceral and three-dimensional nature of the environments in which they happen and often bring large numbers of people together – performers and audiences, in works which celebrate and interrogate the human condition.

He has an international reputation as a performer, teacher and director and has been working for over 25 years in many different countries across the globe.

His work is informed by substantial working relationships with a number of dance artists including Steve Paxton, Lisa Nelson, Becky Edmunds, Scott Smith, Katye Coe, Siobhan Davies, Kirstie Simson, K.J.Holmes and many others.

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