panta rei dans lullaby

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, 2016

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Continuing our search for the bold and the new we find All Play, creators of last years 'It's Rude To Point', back with the even more ambitious 'Push'.

The company's practical reasoning is one of portability. They create work that can be performed inside our outside with or without theatrical lighting or staging of any kind which makes it adaptable to a large range of festivals and venues.

'Push' takes things a step further by introducing a large pyramid type structure into the mix constructed entirely from bamboo. As well as being the staple diet of Panda Bears this material is also incredibly strong, and light, which makes it ideal for the two dancers, Vanessa Cook and Nikki O'Hara, to swing from as and when they please and cart about across the country.

The company say of this work;

"...taking on the rules of the game to look at the game of life. There are things that hold us up, make us miss a go then advance three steps, press pause and watch life fly past. This is how we live our lives. Get on the floor, spin the wheel, roll the dice and please do pass go.

PUSH combines physical dance vocabulary and dramatic aerial work creating a tangle of emotion, insight and passion. Two dancers hang in the air, suspended in a web, working to push through the limitations they face."

The show's next performance is on July 12 at Edwinstowe Arts & Heritage Festival, check the company's website for full details.

We'll have video soon but for now take a look at some rehearsal images.

[ All Play Dance Website ]
[ It's Rude To Point on Article19 ]

disclosure: Article19 was responsible for the company's multi-media

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