If one were to describe Violet, one need not so many words. Five performers on an empty stage; a musician with his laptop and a drum set on the left; white floor; black slightly reflective background. The movements: throbbed, twisted, repetitive, highly abstract. The soundscape: noisy, vibrant, loud.
The choreography flows as one long continous…Continue
Posted on April 27, 2012 at 1:30pm
A gesture that is nothing but a threat, created and performed by two Portuguese artists, Sofia Dias and Vítor Roriz, was awarded Prix Jardin d'Europe in 2011 with good reasons. It is a playful, energetic and resonating piece. The performers sit at a long table in the middle of a simple room. By repeating random words and phrases, they create a wonderful soundscape. Through the subtleties of voice modulation, words and sounds suddenly and repeatedly transform themselves in new…Continue
Posted on April 26, 2012 at 2:30pm
My private Himalaya, the latest work of Ibrahim Quraishi, premiered on 24 April during Spring Dance Festival. The maker’s background as a visual artist transpires throughout the whole performance. During the show, the four performers keep on bringing different objects from backstage. And at every run, they display them, interact with them, play with them and eventually pile them up on one side of the stage. Although visually interesting, the game they perform with the random…Continue
Posted on April 25, 2012 at 5:30pm
HOUSE, created by the couple Sharon Eyal and Gai Behar, both darling artists from Batsheva Dance Company, was shown in the Netherlands on 21 April during Spring Dance Festival. This electrifying performance nimbly combines modern ballet with contemporary dance, giving meaning to the expressive powers of the body in motion.
In the piece, twelve dancers embody look-alike androgynous beings, each with its own particular mark. Their physical appearance mirrors their…
Posted on April 24, 2012 at 5:30pm