Ffynnon Collective

LARVAE-Understanding, Growth

Larvae follows on from our dance /movement showcase “M: Brio”, which we presented in September 2014 at the Riverfront Arts Centre, Newport. It is the 2nd phase of our Ffynnon Collective project “Metamorfoza” and based on the 4 stages of human development. Larvae is the story about our external world, reflected through our internal thoughts, feelings, dreams and memories which we experience through our lives.


Are we looking to or are we are looking from? What can we see as an individual, and what can we see as a group? How do we use that experience for our own development and wellbeing? Our environment is our reflection, what we are doing about that? Are we mobile or immobile? Are we limited in self- expression? Do we really need a frame or structures? Are we really independent?


Our development in the Larvae stage can be reflected as defiant and proud, flawless and imprecise, always changing. Completely unpredictable, sometimes furious and loud, sometimes lost at times curious, sometimes almost invisible but deep-rooted.


The Larvea process, is likened to a puberty stage, where our behavior is stimulated by hormonal signals impacting our growth, function and transformation of the brain, bones, muscles, blood, skin,…


LARVEA is set to focus on the physical growth of the performers, so in dance terms it looks at the morphological– more internal changes reflecting to outward appearance, building the shape, structure, color and pattern of the human body.


Aesthetic body in aesthetic space of LARVAE:

1. Shape: fabric on the dancers, creating moving sculptures and reflecting EMRYO-channels from previous stage.

2. Structure: shadow as a connection with child in our selves that we don’t want to lose. Freedom moment.

3. Colour: Orange as a reflection of their emotions, growing and faith.

4. Pattern: Solo’s as a original, authentic expression of the using light design to support their dance.

In Larvae performance we will use different multimedia elements to express this intro and retrospection towards PUPA stage.

As part of Larve process and journey, member are encourage to:

– take part in solo’s, duet’s and ensemble pieces of choreography

– generate their own material

– observe each other and take part in discussion about it

– have regular warm up as a part of process

– be free to express themselves through different form of dance

– have awareness about audience involvement

– have deeper understanding of the dance theatre as a whole.