Performances

Thu 26 Jan

Clémence Hémard- Hermitant & Ellen Johansson /Jayne Port /Emmeline Cresswell Company

Resolution 2017

£15 (£11 concessions)

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Clémence Hémard-Hermitant and Ellen Johansson
Tuula

‘No sooner do we come into this world than bits of us start to fall off’ – Gustave Flaubert

Sculpture and dance converse on growth, alteration and erosion in a humorous and tender exchange.

Static carcasses inhabit the stage, as ethereal presences hinting at the ephemeral aspect of life. A spark of vigor brought by the dancer begins a conversation about the ever-changing body and the cycles it goes through. Short stories on what we are and what we become.

Clémence is a London based artist. Her work is predominantly sculpture that touches on subject of memory, physicality of loss, ageing and solitude, through a humorous eye. Ellen is a dance artist with a lively expression and her interest lies in the co-existence of dynamic physicality and delicate sensitivity that reveals the performer's human characteristics. 

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Jayne Port
Pibroch Tales

Two men enter a forest… Fear meets mythical creature and strange happenings ensue.

"exceptional and original work"
"beautifully observed"
"wonderfully witty"
"funny and moving" -  Audience quotes for People We Didn’t Quite Meet:    

This solo evokes the ancient art of storytelling, the repeated saga moves from adventure to tale and brushes with legend as it recounts its yarn. Told through chant, their adventures are interlaced with age-old songs they translate with ever-dubious reliability.

A solo performed by Gordon Douglas Raeburn

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Emmeline Cresswell Company
Goat Song

A playful investigation into what it is to be human. Tipping from absurdity to tragedy three performers struggle to shed their human form and find temporary relief from being.

“The jam in the sandwich was a promising debut for a company exploring the potential of pure dance.” - Graham Watts. Resolution 2012 (for At The Still Point of The Turning World)

“…here dance overflows and does what it does best: expresses the ineffable.” - Jessica Sabbatini. Resolution 2012 (for At The Still Point of The Turning World)

“It was a great opener to the evening and showed considerable talent and finesse.” -  FMW Magazine. Resolution 2013 (for A Rustle of Wings)

Inspired by a love of existential musings, surrealism and goats, three performers take the audience on a journey exploring the possibility and potential benefits of realising the self as a goat.

Previous works include: At the Still Point of The Turning World (Resolution 2012), A Rustle of Wings (Resolution 2013, The Spiegeltent, Brighton and The Fire Station, Oxford.) Trance (Michaelis Theatre, London. The Royal Academy of Music, London.)

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Times: 8pm
Duration: 95 mins
Venue: at The Place

Resolution 2017

The UK’s biggest dance festival for emerging artists is back for its 28th year.