In Expectation of the Thaw is a stunning next-generation performance work. Inspired by Global Warming, the production immerses the audience in a multisensory Arctic universe. Film sequences shot in the Arctic and a Sculpted Ice stage set form a very visual counterpart to highly evocative and emotive music.
Shimmering, winter-wonderland music mixes orchestral arrangements with otherworldly Voice and the distinctive sound of Glass Harmonicas. Gripping helicopter shots of icebergs and frozen landscapes intermingle with visual poetry and ticking clocks. Magical sculptures made of ice cut from frozen lakes, form the visual centrepiece. An ice curtain, and candles embedded in ice glisten and melt as the music draws to a close. Dramatically, Brewer performs behind the semi-transparent screen alongside the ice, being lit as if part of the film.