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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Autumn is fast approaching, well, it's approaching at the same speed as every other season but a little hyperbole never hurt a news story so let's move on. With autumn comes the autumn touring schedule of many a dance company with works new and almost new available for your perusal in a theatre near you.
Candoco Dance Company
Kick of the second part of their tour of 'Renditions' a new triple bill of work from Emanuel Gat with 'In Translation', Wendy Houstoun's 'Imperfect Storm' and Sarah Michelson bringing up the rear with 'The Hangman'.
This tour brings a lot of dance, a bit of theatre and a side serving of crazy, so something for everybody. Starting at the Eden Court Theatre in Inverness on September 21 then touring throughout the winter including dates in Europe and beyond.
Shobana Jeyasingh Dance Company
A mix of the new and the old for these dancesmiths with 'Faultline' being the old(ish) work and 'Bruise Blood' being the new work from one of the UK's longest serving dance makers. Their cold weather dancing kicks off in Europe with a show at Dansens Hus in Stockholm, Sweden on October 8 and 9. Then it's back to the UK for a show at the The Castle Theatre in Wellingborough on October 13. Touring continues after that.
Jasmin Vardimon Company
Everybody's favourite hard core dance maker is coming out with a brand new work that that defies spelling out properly unless you have a really old calculator. '7734' looks like an odd name for a piece but, as mentioned, tap it out on a calculator and look at it backwards (and upside down) and all is revealed. Premieres on September 23 at the Brighton Dome with national and international touring to follow.
Motionhouse Dance Theatre
Based in Middle England (Warwick to be less than precise) the purveyors of all that is physical and theatre bring 'Scattered' back to life along with their mini satellite shows 'Underground', 'Chaser' and 'Cascade'. The little one s are usually free, the big one is not so no sneaking in without a ticket! 'Scattered' takes to the stage on September 15 at Theatre Severn, Shrewsbury and then continues touring.
Hofesh Shechter [Dance Company]
The boy wonder is back, again, with a new work, entitled 'Political Mother' featuring live music and much more of the Israeli dance makers signature movement style. Touring resumes at the Biennale De La Danse De Lyon, in France on September 10-12. The first new UK show is at the somewhat less glamourously titled South Hill Park in Bracknell on September 20. UK and international touring continues after that.
Of course this is just a drop in the bucket of the new touring throughout the cold winter months with many companies new and old plying there wares for you to see. Keep your eyes peeled for more news and maybe some new video!