Trance is Ultimate Dancer’s second piece of work based on research around choreographic authorship and authorities. With a desire to affect and change the audience’s unconscious mind Ultimate Dancer researched hypnosis and went on a shamanic trip to find her inner power animal. The result of this adventure into the unknown is a choreographic ritual that prepares the performance space for the evolution of dance. It is the Ultimate meditation. It is a magic spell. It is an allegory of power and domination that asks us the question; who is in control?  

Trance was developed through Coaching Project with curator Peter Pleyer for Tanztage Berlin 2012.

Created and performed by: Louise Ahl / Ultimate Dancer
Composer: Luke Wilson
Drums: Christoffer Ahl
Co-production: Yorkshire Dance and Compass Live Art
Photography: Laura Firby, Dieter Hartwig, Miriam Tamayo and Renata Chueire

With the support from the International Dance Programme – Konstnärsnämnden (The Swedish Arts Grants Committee).