The imagination of a little girl is reflected in a painting projected on a wall. It is the only place she can visit her imaginary friend. When the girl steps inside the painting, it literally comes to life. Because of her weight, it drops out of its frame and flows onto the back wall and floor.
Dancers of flesh and blood change into animated figures. Bit by bit the colors fade from the painting until only shadows remain. In As it Fades, two dancers dance a duet with their own shadow though their shadow doesn’t necessarily has to do as they do.
Choreography, animation and set design David Middendorp | dance Dagmar Bock, Kay Patru | music Merlijn Twaalfhoven | sound effects Damas van Wagtendonk en Jeroen van Neure | photography and animation Menno van der Meer/ lighting design: Ruud Mooijen