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Showcasing the in-house choreographic talent at Scottish Dance Theatre, choreographer and company member Pauline Torzuoli presents the solo work: Thin h/as h/air.  Part biographical and part fiction, this piece is a portrait created for and with Yosuke Kusano.

Aren't trees the hair of the Earth

This question was the seed from which the piece grew. 
While researching the resemblance between human hair and trees, we discovered two beautiful natural phenomena: Itla Okla (a south American air plant), and Hair Ice (ephemeral strands of ice that grow on fallen trees in Northern countries). Examining these two curiosities turned the studio into a laboratory, bringing a scientific lens to our creative space. Slowly, as the piece took root, a journey of a man evolved: from scientist to the spirit of a tree.

ephemeral and wondrous

– Fjord Review

slows time down

– Dundee University Review of the Arts

Creative team 
ChoreographyPauline Torzuoli 
Performer Yosuke Kusano 
Lighting Design Emma Jones 
Costume Design Pauline Torzuoli 
Music Nheengatu by Kurup, Pipistrellus by biosphere

Thin h/as h/air was originally premiered at Dundee Rep as part of the SPUTNIK choreographic platform in December 2019.