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.
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How much sense this particular news bite makes will really depend on how old you are. DV8 Physical Theatre, the long running dance company helmed by Australian Lloyd Newson, will be going somewhere they have never gone before. Back in time!
'Strange Fish', which first bowed in 1992, is being brought back to life for a re-staging in 2010 with touring expected to start in early 2011.
At one time asking DV8 to bring back an old work was like asking the Catholic Church to re-write the bible. So what's changed?
"Lloyd has never wanted to repeat himself. However as he has never remounted an early work, restaging Strange Fish is a new experience for him. I believe he likes the idea of looking at an old work with new eyes."
If you want to know what 'Strange Fish' looks like then no can do. The only video we could find is a ropey looking extract on YouTube. The company are currently looking for dancers to take part in the new production.
As for the new version. Well DV8 are tight lipped at the moment. All they would say is this;
"All Lloyd is prepared to say at this stage is that he is re-visiting the work. Obviously the essential themes, I imagine, will remain, but depending on casting, as always, things will need to change to accommodate the skills and personalities of the people he's working with. "
Curioser and curiouser! 'Strange Fish' bows in 2011. First person to find an image of Mr Newson online wins a special prize. Entries to the usual address.