Stephanie Lake —
AORTA
The aorta is the elastic artery that lies at the centre of our physical system. Consisting of smooth muscle, nerves and cells it is the central corridor that branches from the heart: our ticking clock. Inspired by the metronomic nature of the heart as it charts the unwinding of time, AORTA is a work that turns the body inside out.
Integrating Stephanie Lake's physically complex and visceral movement style, three male dancers and an original composition by Robin Fox, AORTA is a work that brings the interior workings of the body – the surge of blood, our biomechanical impulses – to the surface. Exploring growth and decay, electricity and magnetism AORTA dissects the notion that at any given moment we are both alive and dying.

Direction and choreography: Stephanie Lake
Composition and lighting: Robin Fox
Projection design: Rhian Hinkley
Costume design: Shio Otani
Performers: James Batchelor, Josh Mu, James Pham

Camera: Eugene Perepletchikov, Dale Cochrane, James Wright
Editor: James Wright
Gauge: Canon C300MKII
Client: Chunky Move