Georgie Goater and Oliver Connew are friends, good friends. Yet, their personalities are almost diametrically opposed. To Oliver, Georgie is absurd. To Georgie, Oliver is ridiculous.
This is the starting point for Like This, Like Us, the first in a planned triptych of new duets from award-winning Salted:Singlet (Best in Dance, NZ Fringe Festival 2012). Initially inspired by the dynamics of a friendship, two humanoids explore the rabid cult of individualism in a plastic-wrapped, ready-to-use world where the contemplations of science-fiction have invaded reality and supplanted the need for commonality. Like This, Like Us treads the first steps of a hypothetical path into our future.
Together with new music from accomplished musician Alfredo Ibarra, innovative lighting design by Amber Molloy and stage design by Valentina Serebrennikova, the alien-like physicalities of these performers take, as a reviewer has said of a previous work, a further 'leap across the yawning chasm of the landscape of "self" that has preoccupied a whole generation of choreographers before...' (Jenny Stevenson, Theatreview) and instead address issues of a new generation.