About Splice | Rorschach

An exploration of the elasticity of the human body that is mesmerising to watch.

(The Reviews Hub)

Wouldn’t seem out of place at Cirque du Soleil.

(Everything Theatre, Ballet Nights, 2024)

Splice has a commercially cool vibe; a complex puzzle of choreography executed with seamless fluidity.

(Rachel Elderkin)

Strange, contortionist twists of the symbiotic relationship.

(The Times)

An exhilarating new double bill by choreographic duo Ekleido, Hannah Ekholm and Faye Stoeser, who are known for their work in contemporary dance and underground club dance scenes, features two new original scores by world-renowned electronic musician Floating Points, fresh from his critically acclaimed work with San Francisco Ballet earlier this year.

Opening the programme is Ekleido’s critically acclaimed Splice in which two dancers find the balance between limitation and possibility to solve a physical puzzle.

Completing the evening is the world premiere of Rorschach. Inspired by the Rorschach inkblot test, you will witness themes of human perception through live, moving adaptations of the mysterious inkblots formed by three dancers.

About Ekleido

Ekleido is a choreographic duo made up of Hannah Ekholm and Faye Stoeser choreographing for live performance and film. They have both individually had extensive dance careers within the contemporary dance world, commercial industry and underground club dance scenes, often crossing paths with each other on projects including Rambert, Years & Years and within The Ballroom Scene. They are interested in multidisciplinary collaborations, currently working with musicians at the forefront of the electronic music scene.

Ekleido’s work has been performed in venues and festivals including: Sadler’s Wells, Glastonbury, Latitude, The Place, Ministry of Sound and Fairfield Halls. Commercial credits include: Saul Nash, Marc Jacobs, Maison Margiela, NIKE, RAYE, British Vogue, Daniel Avery, La Roux.


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Choreography and Direction: Hannah Ekholm & Faye Stoeser
Splice Performed by: Hannah Ekholm & Faye Stoeser
Rorschach material devised and performed by: Hannah Ekholm, Jasper Narvaez, Faye Stoeser
Original scores composed by: Floating Points
Lighting Design: Joshie Harriette
Costume Design Splice: George H Wale
Splice Costumes made by: George H Wale and Octavia Austin
Costume Design Rorschach: Saul Nash
Rehearsal Director: Oliver Chapman
Dramaturgy: Jordan Chandler
Research Partner: Molly Macdonald
Photography: Jack Thomson
Trailer Creation: Genevieve Reeves

Commissioned by DanceEast, commissioned by The Place (Choreodrome), Supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England. Additional support from Richard Chappell Dance CIC, Lab13, Ceyda Tanc Dance, Rambert School, Create Destroy Studios