By Morgann Runacre-Temple and Jessica Wright
Official Selection 2012
A tyrannical over sized hand wreaks havoc and makes the seemingly impossible possible in this short dance film which fuses technical dance and physical comedy.
MISHANDLED offers us a glimpse into a witty, surreal world informed by mime and silent movies, with more than a sideways glance at both the absurd and threatening elements in children’s fairy-tales. A contemporary take on Hansel and Gretel.
Devised, directed and performed by Morgann Runacre Temple and Jessica Wright in conjunction with Margaret Williams (MJW Productions), MISHANDLED uses choreographed camera work and movement to create a world filled with illusion and trickery without using animation or blue screen.
About the directors
Jessica Wright trained at Central School of Ballet prior to joining D.A.N.C.E in 2005, where she performed as a guest dancer with the Forsythe Company and with Ballet Preljocaj. A company member with Wayne McGregor|Random Dance since 2008, Jessica has toured internationally and been part of the creation of Entity, Dyad 1909, FAR and most recently UNDANCE. As a teacher she has delivered creative learning workshops for Wayne McGregor|Random dance for school kids, universities and professional companies worldwide.
Morgann Runacre-Temple trained at Central School of Ballet, London. She has been choreographer in residence at Ballet Ireland since 2009, creating three full length works for the company; Cinderella (09), Romeo and Juliet (2010) and most recently Scheherazade (2011). Other choreographic credits include works for The Curve Foundation Dance Company, Ballet Central 03 and 05 , Rumpelstiltskin (2011),The Peacock Theatre, Sadlers Wells. ‘Jealousy’ PrintRoom London, ‘Sweeney Todd’, ‘Ariadne’ for Royal Opera House London.