Dreamt for Light Years (2010)
Work created for Scottish Dance Theatre’s choreographic platform ‘Under Construction’
Through the prism of a disintegrating relationship, Dreamt for Light Years explores the nature of change as a motor in our lives. The weighing of decision is seen through the female perspective as the work creates both a meditative, reflective space and a quietly intense and poignant atmosphere, charged by the shifting dynamic of two protagonists trying to reconcile the pull of different magnetic poles. Dreamt for Light Years was presented in venues across the UK and received invitations from the 'TanzArt ostwest' and 'theaterszene europa' festivals in Germany and 'Il Giardino delle Esperidi' (Italy). Dancer James MacGillivray was nominated for his performance in Dreamt for Light Years in the category of Outstanding Achievement in Dance Performance by Article 19 in 2011.
Left me with a lump in my throat.
Jo Turbitt, Across the Arts
This exciting and beautiful choreography, danced with superb skill and strength, made tangible the inescapable truth that change is unavoidable and necessary and that this can be painful and frightening, as well as stimulating and exhilarating.
Justine Blundell, Edinburgh Guide
Clevillé has created an elegantly condensed snapshot of a relationship at the crossroads (...) It is an intense and engaging work: flowing, varied, perfectly paced and danced with moving tenderness.
Hannah Myers, Broadway Baby
It is the understated work of company dancer Joan Clevillé which stands out. 'Dreamt for Light Years', is a frenetic, fluid, emotional duet (...) Simple, emotive and personal this is among the strongest and most promising work from a young choreographer out there.