Video - Panta Rei Danseteater 'Lullaby'
Norwegian dance company Panta Rei Danseteater, late last year, conducted a little experiment whereby three dance makers created two pieces with the same name based on the same idea, featuring three male dancers and two musicians, to see what the outcome was.
June 2nd, 2016watch now
During the summer things are always a bit quiet for dance. Apart from the occasional outdoor festival and large scale outdoor performance the dance companies are usually hunkered down in their studios making up new stuff for the coming Autumn, we're looking at you Hofesh!
Jasmin Vardimon Company are making preparations with their new work that will prove, once and for all, just how dull many in the London Dance Mafia have become (the company are based in Brighton).
'Yesterday' is, if you will, a recreation of several of the best bits from past shows, mixed together with some new movement material, digital video, animation and some Unicorns. (we might be making up the stuff about Unicorns though.)
The press release tells us this
"Award-winning dance theatre choreographer and Associate Artist of Sadler's Wells, Jasmin Vardimon marks her company's 10th anniversary with a retrospective new work entitled YESTERDAY.
Revisiting some of the most striking moments selected from the company's repertoire over the past decade, Vardimon integrates new choreographic material with live video and animation to create a new and exhilarating production stamped with her daring theatricality and contemporary social relevance."
Hand on heart, we can say that Ms Vardimon is one of the best dance makers in the world with a company of dancers to match and anybody who disagrees with us, here in TheLab™, should feel free to meet us outside at 6pm and we'll be more than happy to go round and round with you.
'Yesterday' premieres at the Brighton Dome, in Brighton bizarrely enough, on September 2nd at 8pm followed by a national tour. There should be European touring this time out and if not we'll be having a few words with our mainland contemporaries to see what's up!