Devised and Performed by:
Dylan Quinn and Jenny Ecke
Visuals and Set Design:
Tost features two dancers in a space between words and worlds and looks at the space of silence, alongside the opportunities and risks that silence offers. It explores the nature of intended meaning and perceived understanding, ultimately our struggle to manage the silences we create.
Tost is a response, through the medium of contemporary dance, to the unstoppable changing nature of modern-day cultural landscapes. It was born from the observations of artistic director and performer Dylan Quinn, who was keen to investigate the multitude of ways we interpret the silent space, the space where understanding and misunderstanding cross over.
In our contemporary world, millions are being forced to risk their lives in the search for security. As geographical borders are crossed, identities are questioned and the language that gives us a set of ‘signs’ and ‘rules’ becomes vulnerable. So how do we communicate in a way that makes us understood?
The award-winning company brings together the collaborative talents of international dancers Dylan Quinn and Jenny Ecke, set design from renowned Irish artist Paddy McCann, who recent exhibited at the MAC, and choreography to the music of prized composer Andy Garbi whose music recently featured in the Louis Vuitton Fall/Winter 15/16 fashion show in Paris. Collectively the high calibre creative team and performers provoke discussion about a powerful new language of silence between words.