Igor and Moreno: Beat (work in progress)

Date:Sat 25 May
Price:Festival pass £25 (£10 con)

BEAT started from questioning what it means to be part of a generation that was brought up with a sense of endless possibilities.

It departed from using personal limitations and areas of incompetence as creative triggers and investigating how to overcome them with joy, unashamedness and resourcefulness.

That led us to an ongoing research on how we identify ourselves, how we recognise (or not) ourselves in others and how we are able to project multiple images of ourselves.

We now imagine BEAT as a celebration of the fatigue, pain and uncertainty of deciding day by day – moment by moment – who we are.

One person. On the spot. Reinventing herself (or himself?) over and over.

Igor and Moreno is a London based contemporary dance company, directed by Igor Urzelai (1983, San Sebastian) and Moreno Solinas (1987, Sardinia). Since forming in 2012, the works have toured extensively across the globe, and have been met by public and critical acclaim. The company has been nominated for awards such as the Total Theatre Award for Dance and the National Dance Awards, as well as being promoted in numerous international dance platforms including Aerowaves, National Italian Dance Platform and the British Council Showcase.

Following on from Idiot-Syncrasy (2013), their first choreographic venture which uses jumping – both literally and metaphorically – to explore our capacity to persevere, care and hope, the company presented A Room For All Our Tomorrows (2015), which is a duet that explores the secret lives we all possess when we are close to others. This most recent work, Andante (2017), featuring 4 dancers, is an invitation to pause and to connect with your senses in a room filled with smoke and scent.

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Co-produced with Theatre de la Ville. Supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England. Commissioned by The Place, The Lowry and Cambridge Junction. Supported by the Spanish Embassy Office of Cultural and Scientific Affairs, Siobhan Davies Dance, Dance4, Workshop Foundation, Dantzagunea, l’Animal a l’esquena, BAD Festival and The Point. Igor Urzelai and Moreno Solinas are Work Place artists at The Place and Associate Artists of TIR Danza.

Directed by: Moreno Solinas, Igor Urzelai | Performed by: Margherita Elliot | DJ: XXX | Set and Costume: KASPERSOPHIE | Lighting Designer: Seth Rook Williams | Dramaturg: | Simon Ellis | Outside Ear: | Alberto Ruiz Soler | Production Manager: Fergus Waldron | Producer: Sarah Maguire

Age: 10+

Duration: 60 mins

Box office and bar open at 11am.

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