Earthfall began to take a more definite urban route with the artist Kandinsky’s dictum that ‘everything has a secret soul which is silent more often than it speaks’. Strong women in men’s suits leaping brick walls, Super 8 film projected on suspended doorways and a relentless driving choreography running alongside an eclectic live soundtrack.
Earthfall’s fourth work dealt with the company’s emerging preoccupation with sensuality, sexuality and the politics of violence. Jessica Cohen and Jim Ennis included choreography developed from sign language for the deaf and a movement signature that was more in the genre of what became known as Eurocrash. The singer and multi instrumentalist, Belinda Sykes, joined Ben Davis and song was featured heavily in a work that clashed the rural origins of dance and music with the urban.
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