PRESS

MISHANDLED

'MISHANDLED (Morgann Runacre-Temple and Jessica Wright) is undoubtedly one of the most inventive shorts at this festival, or any other for that matter. A large, commanding hand terrorises two people; harking back to the great silent films, and with playful and poetic, fluid yet surreal movements of body and form that is mesmerising from the first frame.'

 

Mike Boyd, TAKE ONE (Norwich Film Festival)

 

 

THE KEEPER

'The most humorous and narrative of the dances was The Keeper, presented as a video and reminiscent of Jan Švankmajer’s stop-motion “Alice” (Něco z Alenky). A young man, enacted by Jack Jones, falls into an ancient brick room where he nervously unpacks an old satchel. He drags out a deliciously shaped pewter teapot and peering inside sees five people in white lab coats. He pulls out a spoon, which he uses like a mirror to look at his terrified face. More demonic spoons pour out: they’re everywhere, each tiny person in the pot is holding one. Jones is inside the pot, outside the pot, constantly changing size and place until finally he disappears, spoons and all, into a hole in the wall. Directed, filmed and edited by Jessica Wright and Morgann Runacre-Temple, this short ballet is an homage to Lewis Carroll’s playful understanding of humans in improbable space.'

 

Jamie Rolbes, BACHTRACK

'...The filmed work, The Keeper (by Jessica Wright and Morgann Runacre-Temple), which forms a sort of humorous interlude in the middle of the event, comes when Leafcutter John’s music is at its most inventive. The amplified sound of a piece of paper being scrunched and torn is still in the air when a man suddenly leaps onto the white screen at the back of stage. What follows is a piece of breakneck editing, involving a thief, a silver teapot and some spoons, that does Georges Méliès proud.'

 

John O’Dwyer, SEEN AND HEARD INTERNATIONAL

POINT OF YOU

‘(Out of Hand).....filled the stage with roistering energy, defying ribs not to be tickled.....’


Keith Watson, METRO LONDON

 

 

‘Point of You provided a crisp and witty counterpoint, executed with technical precision, captivating camera work and subtle humour. Out of Hand dancer/choreographers Morgann Runacre-Temple and Jessica Wright projected pre-recorded images of themselves onto the stage, turning their duet into a virtual quartet. They seemed at first surprised to see themselves; tables, walls and props that appeared on screen never materialized on the stage. Nonetheless, the live translation of these site-specific sequences effected inventive, unexpected and laugh out-loud entertainment.’


Kat Richter, RESOLUTION REVIEW