Andante

Date:Tue 14 Nov
Time:7:30pm
Venue:J2
Price:£12.50 (£8 con)

by Igor & Moreno

In Andante audiences will be invited into a theatre space, which is at some point filled up with haze; audiences will go on a journey in which the mist brings into focus what normally cannot be seen.

Fuelled by Igor and Moreno’s desire to look at our humanity with a humorous gaze, Andante explores transience and the fleeting nature of human encounters. The performer’s bodies and voices appear and disappear in the mist, creating theatrical situations and imagery that reflect on the more instinctive aspects of the human psyche.

Andante is an exploration of perception and the audience’s experience will be central to Igor and Moreno’s process of decision-making. The choreography will explore the continuous but unpredictable shape of the sea waves to establish a kinaesthetic connection with the viewers. The sense of smell will also come into play, thanks to collaboration with perfume maker Alessandro Gaultieri.

PLEASE NOTE: This show contains partial nudity, smoke and perfume. The smoke is water-based, and both the smoke and perfume are safe for theatrical and public use.

“…a truly interesting experiment…”

Judith Mackrell, The Guardian

 

“…a fascinating piece of conceptual art and one that unabashedly rejects the conventions of dance.”

Josephine Leask, dancetabs.com

 

“It takes skill and development to produce work of this richness and complexity from such unfussy movement.”

Peter Jacobs, thereviewshub.com

 

“Igor and Moreno, that plucky duo, certainly took a risk when they came up with the idea for Andante. It is, as they tell us, an exploration in perception as they invite us, the audience, to connect with our senses, including – and I’ve never seen this in a dance show before – our sense of smell.”

Debra Craine, The Times 

Age: 14+

Duration: 1 hr

PLEASE NOTE: This show contains partial nudity, smoke and perfume. The smoke is water-based, and both the smoke and perfume are safe for theatrical and public use.

Bar and Box Office open 1 hour before show start time.

All prices shown include booking fees.

 

Credits

Directed by Igor Urzelai and Moreno Solinas

Devised and performed by Giorgia Nardin, Eleanor Sikorski, Moreno Solinas and Igor Urzelai

Dramaturg Simon Ellis

Lighting Designer Seth Rook Williams

Composer and Sound Designer Alberto Ruiz Soler

Set and Costume Designer Kasper Hansen

Costume Supervisor Sophie Bellin Hansen

Perfumer Alessandro Gaultieri

Voice Coach Melanie Pappenheim

Production Manager Hannah Blamire

Company Producer Sarah Maguire

Tour Manager and Communications Marco Obino

Co-produced by The Place and TIR Danza

Co-produced by The Place and TIR Danza. Supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England. Commissioned by The Place, The Lowry, Cambridge Junction, DanceEast and DanceXchange. Supported The London Community Foundation and Cockayne - Grants for the Arts. Further support from Office for Cultural and Scientific Affairs Embassy of Spain (SP), Yorkshire Dance, South East Dance, Modern Dance Theatre (NL), Centro per La Scena Contemporanea (IT), ResiDance XL (IT), Dansatelier (NL) and Zürich TanzHaus (CH). With special thanks to Extant.

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