This project brings together the highly distinctive voices of Australian Choreographer Lina Limosani and Scottish Director Al Seed in The Spinners, a story of the Greek Moirai, the trio of women who are the physical manifestation of fate and destiny. The first of the Moirai spins the thread of life, the second measures it, and the third cuts it. In this way the Moirai decide the fates of all human beings and, in a sense, preside over the laws of time.
THE SPINNERS brings the Fates down to earth and re-imagines them living in the heart of a sprawling city. From their humble apartment they oversee the births and deaths of all human beings. Drawing thread from their own bodies they weave mannequins, imbuing them with the breath of life. These mannequins form a giant web: the interconnectedness of all human journeys. When a human life is nearing its end the corresponding mannequin is committed to the ether.
Through stunning visual imagery, an immersive original score, dance and theatre, The Spinners is an exhilarating journey into myth and imagination. Virtuoso Australian dancers Tara Jade Samaya and Kialea-Nadine Williams join Limosani on stage to play the three Fates who spin, measure and cut the thread of life, creating an emotionally charged dance-theatre performance which weaves together themes of mortality, freewill and sisterhood.
The Spinners has been developed in stages between Australia and Scotland with the World Premiere at both Sir Robert Helpmann Theatre Mt Gambier on 7th July, and a SELL OUT season at the Space Theatre, Adelaide Festival Centre from 11th-13th July 2018 as part of the inaugural Adelaide Dance Festival. It immediately went onto have a further sixteen night SELL OUT season at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2018 where it was nominated for a Total Theatre Award for Dance. This was supported by Made in Adelaide and Made in Scotland showcases.