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
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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
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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
Added by Oana Tarce on April 25, 2012 at 5:30pm — No Comments
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…
Added by Oana Tarce on April 24, 2012 at 5:30pm — No Comments
Mimosa had an affair with João.
Mimosa was named France, Luciana, and Lucy before, but that didn't work out.
Mimosa met Sergei, the head of the former Portuguese National Ballet, who taught her classical ballet.…Continue
Added by Oana Tarce on April 22, 2012 at 7:30pm — No Comments
Ivo Dimchev’s I-on is an intensive one-hour performance that playfully explores the limits of the human body, by inquiring into the nature of contemporary abstract…Continue
Added by Oana Tarce on April 20, 2012 at 5:00pm — No Comments