dance - Season 15/16
Technological developments lead to a potential new era, that of Technological Singularity. Sandy Williams creates a performance about the tension between our raw, flawed and incomplete human nature and the immaculate potential of a digitised future.
Unrecognisable in his black and silver bee suit with Mickey-Mouse head, dancer Marc Iglesias appears on stage to the sound of Brazilian lounge music. He waddles and jumps, a dancing cartoon. UNTITLED is an amusing and wry dance about a time when entertainment is destroying everything.
Nine performers appear and disappear through openings in a wall of mirrors. Each appearance is a scene based on situations from everyday life. The choreography of the piece portrays human existence as perpetual motion.
In Removing, Noé Soulier bases his choreography on everyday actions and Brazilian jujitsu. The movements are begun but not completed, so you continue to watch in suspense. The struggle is more like a sensual entanglement of bodies.
Last year, Radouan Mriziga made his debut with the much-lauded 55. In his new performance, 3600, a choreography for four dancers, he once again approaches dance from an architectural perspective, with the body as the central instrument for the performance.