Any act that pairs physical movement with rigorous training and practice is an act that combines body and mind. When you're sitting on stage watching someone perform or dance, it's easy to forget that. Don't worry, Uninvited Guest won't let you. That's what this piece from Merge Dance Theatre is all about.
A triptych that takes to the Judith Wright Centre of Contemporary Arts' stage on October 7 and 8, Uninvited Guest steps into the constant battle between mental and physical health. Or, rather, it conveys it through steps and other movements of the company's dancers. And, it's contemplating their spirit, too. What they're performing isn't just a feat by their limbs or their brain, but emanates from what makes them tick.
If you sit, watch and start wondering about all of the above, then the show has done its trick. If you do all of that, appreciate their efforts and begin to think about your own body-mind-spirit connection, it has done even more.