Next Wednesday 31st of July, the young dancers from Project Y will premiere my new short piece Fiesta. The piece will be part of a new programme of specially commissioned work by Anna Kenrick (Artistic Director of Y Dance), Diana Loosemore and Filip Van Huffel.
Fiesta is a theatrical and physical journey down the rabbit hole into a nightmarish world where an eccentric celebration is taking place. A world dangerously similar to ours, where its inhabitants seem to have resigned themselves to keep partying until the curtain goes down...
For this project, I had the opportunity to work again with designer Matthias Strahm, with whom I have collaborated in several occasions in the past (Dreamt for light years (2010), Love Games (2011) and most recently Achiles I).
After the Glasgow premiére, the Project Y troupe will hit the road on a litlle Scottish tour, visiting Livingston, Stirling and Aberdeen. Check out the full list of dates and venues HERE.
Sunday, 21 July 2013
I am delighted to announce that I have been commissioned by Thomas Noone Dance to create a new work for the company. The piece will premiere in September during the Dancing Partners meeting in the city of Barcelona.
Dancing Partners is a collaboration between TND, Norrdans (Sweden) and Company Chameleon (UK). The philosophy behind it is simple: unifiying energies instead of working alone. Each company will host a residence period full with activities including mixed program performances composed of repertoire from the three companies, cross company interchange activities, pre and post performance talks offering contact between artists and the audience, and workshops for dance professionals and students.
Thomas Noone Dance was founded in Barcelona by the British choreographer in 2001 and since then it has grown to become one of the most active and respected contemporary dance ensembles in Spain.The company has received several awards and created a wide reperotire of works by its artistic director and other guests choreographers.
I will soon post more information about my new creation. If you want to find out more about Dancing Partners, click HERE.
Posted by Joan at 22:04