“The suitcases are beautifully treated like dance partners and an extension of the individual’s movement, whether that’s through physical attachment or emotional connection. It’s transfixing and hypnotic.”
“Suitcases is a dramatic and powerful insight into the characters of Willard. Elevated to the next level by its cinematography, this piece opens up a lost world and makes a troubled story a thing of beauty.”
"It is a beautiful and touching piece of work that was inspired by another, American photographer Jon Crispin’s painstaking documentation of the suitcases left behind by patients at the Willard Asylum for the Chronic Insane in New York State."
“With subtle use of lighting and with a movement language which seamlessly combines contemporary technique with hip hop and breakdance, Macho involves us deeply in the turmoil and confusion of trying to understand and deal with what is it means to be a man and to challenge what is toxic.”
"It reminds me how masculinity is buttressed by rigid ideas of how men think they should be; competitive rather than co-operative, bantering instead of talking, hating when they could be helping. Thankfully traditional masculinity is beginning to die, but all too often they still choose fists over feelings. I hope this work starts to open some new conversations where men and boys work together to make a better world for us all.”
“The tension and masculinity fighting to keep its head above water while at the same time the physical presence, fluidity and beauty of movement. I found myself holding my breath as the boy sits at the sidelines of the boxing ring breathing in toxic masculinity of what it is to be a man at the time the director plays with our notion of physical movement. Each setting telling a story of a space identified as belonging to men.”
“Every boy, man, in the country NEEDS to see this. Amazing…”
“A beautiful love letter to men and masculinity. So memorable.”