I. You. Them. Us. Her. Him. They. She. We.
Wanting, watching, laughing, leaving, hiding, smelling, smiling, knowing, growling.
Beat is now. Beat is transforming. Beat is alive.
The beat goes on.
BEAT started from questioning what it means to be part of a generation that was brought up with the promise of endless possibilities. It developed into 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.
This captivating performance is driven by a live DJ set and psychedelic light design.
"Cool, intelligent, thought-provoking, BEAT excels because of its fantastic creative team and its absolute superstar, Margherita Elliot (dancer)." ★★★★★ DanceTabs
Performed by: Margherita Elliot
Set and Costume: KASPERSOPHIE
Lighting Designer: Seth Rook Williams
Dramaturg: Simon Ellis
Outside Ear: Alberto Ruiz Soler
Movement Advisor: Olmo Hidalgo
Production Manager: Fergus Waldron
Producer: Sarah Maguire
Directed by: Moreno Solinas and Igor Urzelai
Photos by: Alicia Clarke, performer Margherita Elliot
Thanks to; Anna Bolena, Angelica Bollettinari, Alice Elliot, Martin Holbraad, I Matti (Gameshow), Francesca Pennini, Animali Domestici, Marghertia d’Aloja and Marisa Lim.
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, S’ALA and The Point. Igor Urzelai and Moreno Solinas are Work Place artists at The Place and Associate Artists of TIR Danza.
About Igor x Moreno
Igor x 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.
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