They seek to find the happiness they seem 2 dancers
NDCWales Presents

They Seek to Find the Happiness They Seem

By Lee Johnston

Production Info
13 minutes
Suitable for ages 8+

They Seek To Find The Happiness They Seem is an exploration of the separation and disconnection that can occur within a relationship. It uses reconfigured snippets of imagery from popular culture that connect with us all on a subconscious level.

Touring as part of
Awakening image, dancer climbing out of a square with a white boarder

AWAKENING

Spring 2019

Spring 2019 - Three unique dances to move and amaze.
Dancers in Seek with back leg in the air, backs to the camera

"They Seek To Find The Happiness They Seem is a special work for Joe and I that took form effortlessly and mysteriously.  At the time, I was fascinated by the impenetrable inner world between couples and of individuals.  Built from a jigsaw puzzle of reconfigured snippets from classic love stories and famous dance partnerships it focusses on the theme of dislocation and separation within a relationship. The source material was specifically chosen from popular culture, material that forms part of our collective consciousness but that we may carry unknowingly, so that an interplay between recognition and memory further informs the experience of dislocation and separation."  

- Lee Johnston
 

Creative Team

Coreograffydd: Lee Johnston

Cerddoriaeth: Nifer o weithiau gan Max Richter

Dylunio Golau: Joe Fletcher

Dylunio Gwisgoedd: Zepur Agopyan

Choreographer

Lee Johnston

Lee Johnston
Gallery
The seek to find the happiness they seem, 2 dancers outstretched arms against each other
they seek to find the happiness they seem, 1 dancer facing front, body twisted
they seek to find the happiness they seem, 2 dancers head to head