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‘The Difficult Comedown’ is a duet. It is a dance work of kinaesthetic wilfulness, unsentimental endurance and delicate fortitude performed and created by Alexandra Harrison and Paea Leach.

‘The Difficult Comedown’ offers a new epoch - beyond the anthropocene - we are here but we are not the dominant animal. The dance dwells in an ecosystem of seasonality where the rhythm of tasks allows the two women to persist and endure, and to play force against each other to create opportunities to survive. Theirs is not a power to be negotiated, not a political or psychological power but a power surging up from the dust. They don’t have to take care of each other - but they do.

Developed throughout 2017 at the Substation, Newport, Victoria. In further development 2018-2019.