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Dreidel Dreidel-ing

For mezzo soprano and 'cello. This piece explores the sheer delight in watching an object spin. The way in which a perfect floating circle is formed. How the mind can predict the same object stationary, and the anticipation built by this. As the spinning slows, erratic shapes and rough edges disrupt the perfect circle. The anticipation builds. Then the object stops, falls. Suddenly the fun is over and you are left with an object you didn’t know you had. An unfamiliar shape that does nothing, goes nowhere.

Premiered by Collective31 with dance choreography by Catherine Underhill, Contact Theatre, Manchester, Mar 2016.

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