In Spaces Between, a collaboration between John M. Castagna and composer Mark Mercury, the dancers embody the four elements of Water, Fire, Air and Earth that make up the material universe.
The elements attract, repel and shake the very ground upon which humans walk.
All are dependent on the other for the flow of life creating a harmonious blend.
“Many philosophies and worldviews have a set of classical elements believed to reflect the simplest essential parts and principles of which anything consists or upon which the constitution and fundamental powers of anything are based.
Most frequently, classical elements refer to ancient beliefs inspired by natural observation of the phases of matter; with the classical elements: earth is equivalent to solid, water is equivalent to liquid, air is equivalent to gas and fire is equivalent to plasma. Historians trace the evolution of modern theory pertaining to the chemical elements, as well as chemical compounds and mixtures of natural substances to medieval, and Greek models.
Many concepts once thought to be analogous, such as the Chinese Wu Xing, are now understood more figuratively. (Source)”