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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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Twenty dance makers, count 'em, apparently with too much time on their hands, have been selected to take part in the dance competition that never ends, The Place Prize.

The eventual winner of this particular competition has about as much to do with the will of the people as a Presidential election in Zimbabwe but there it sits, like a frog on a water lily floating on the septic pond of life.

When it's all over, after innumerable rounds, votes, glad handing and back slapping, the "winner" gets £25,000 and not a lot else. If they spend more than that making the work then too bad, at least they'll have the memories.

In no particular order the participants are:

Temitope Ajose-Cutting, Aletta Collins, Robin Dingemans, Charlotte Eatock & Rachael Mossom, Simon Ellis, Victoria Fox, Philine Janssens, Darren Johnston, Kyoung-Shin Kim, Saiko Kino, Adam Linder, Jelka Milic, Chisato Minamimura, Colin Poole, Mickael Riviere, Bettina Strickler, Dam Van Huynh, Jose Luis Vidal, Anna Williams and Ben Wright.

The competition gets under way some time soon and keeps going until the fat lady sings, near the end of the year probably. If you need to know more then follow the link, if you have any sense you'll go outside and sit by a lake, relaxing in the spring sunshine with a cool breeze tickling your skin, contemplating better things!

[ The Place Prize ]

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