Gerro, minos and him
After winning the 2nd price in the Danse Élargie competition in Paris (2010), Gerro Minos and Him are back with a full blown contemporary dance performance.
In Gerro, Minos and Him, three performers shift their own bodies from loneliness to togetherness, from sensation to dance soli, from grotesque to subtle movement, from burning to shining, from shedding to rebirthing. The energy they share goes in and out, placing the audience into confusion about who is leading and who is following. The playful relationship they share is one of childhood: light, cruel, honest and passionate. Their journey passes through body landscapes. Through simultaneously poetic and violent realities.
Choreography and dance Roger Sala Reyner, Simon Tanguy, Aloun Marchal
Light design Pablo Fontdevila
Artistic advisors Katerina Bakatsaki, Benoît Lachambre, Igor Dobričić
Production management Stephanie Lühn
Gerro Minos and Him is a Het Veem Theater (Amsterdam) production, co-produced by zeitraumexit Mannheim, Musée de la danse /CCNRB
With kind support of: Institut Français Amsterdam, Institut Néerlandais de Paris, Dansbyrån Gothenburg, Konstnärsnämnden/ Swedish Arts Grants Committee.
Roger Sala Reyner (Spain, 1981) studied choreography at the SNDO (School for New Dance Development) in Amsterdam. Before moving to Holland, he finished a BA in phisical theatre at the Institut del Teatre de Terrassa. He has engaged as performer in works by Meg Stuart (Violet, Atelier) and collaborated as a dancer with Steve Paxton, Jeanine Durning and Martin Nachbar. His own work, created in the frame of the SNDO, has been shown in Holland, Belgium and Spain. He is actually involved in the collective project John the Houseband, a nomadic performative amateur music band, and will be doing a research on art and everyday life experiences in Het Veem Theater Amsterdam.
Aloun Marchal is an improviser, dancer and choreographer, French artist living in Gothenburg, Sweden. He received the Danceweb grant in 2008 and in 2010, he is awarded the second prize of the Dance competition, “Danse Elargie” that took place in Théatre de la ville, for the creation of “Gerro, Minos and Him” in collaboration with Roger Sala Reyner and Simon Tanguy.
He is currently touring an improvised duet with the keyboard player Matti Ollikainen, the last show of the integrated dance company SPINN, and a duet in not too deep water with the dancer Ine Claes.
Aloun is fascinated by the desire, or maybe the habit of our brain of making sense. And also its opposite that would be a simplier state of perceiving. Even if Aloun started dancing at the age of 6, his decision to go to SNDO (School for new dance development, Amsterdam) and leaving the academic world after a master in public economy (ENS Cachan), occurs when he got to understand that he confused reality and the idea of reality. This interest gets often translated in his pieces when they transit through moments that “don't make sens”. www.maaloun.wordpress.com
Simon Tanguy (FR 1984) From 6 to 16 years old, Simon practises judo. From 18 years old, he creates his own shows in a young circus company in street and in traditionnel circus. He obtained a bachelor in Philosophy and starts dancing at 20. He moves to Paris et follows a 2 years clown school where he works on burlesque, bouffon and grotesque. His physicality blends the intensity of movement, states and the changing musicality of burlesque. He transposes clown transparency in contemporary dance by mixing the principle of improvisation and composition. He graduates in SNDO in June 2011. He met Roger Sala Reyner there and creates the duet "Gerro and Minos" which will be the starting point of their collaboration. The work with Deborah Hay in SNDO inspired him for all his pieces. In 2011, he clearly admitted his hyper activity and his anxiety on death and made the solo "Japan" with it. His solo has been coproduced by le théâtre de la Ville and received the ITS choregraphy Award.
read more here: http://gerrominosandhim.wordpress.com/