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She plays music. I play movement. We name this game a duet for contemporary piano and dance. Often, we play and replay. To play along, please take a seat.
A dancer and a pianist create chaotic harmonies with changing dynamics. Look for patterns of synchronicity, playful and surprising interactions. As the duet drifts, power relationships shift. You are welcome to play your part from your seat.
Play On questions the everyday act of replaying events. Do we (re)act the same way when there is only one chance to attend?
Mikaela Livadiotis and Yanaëlle Thiran perform joint improvisations across London, in venues ranging from recital rooms to rooftop gardens. In 2017, their strongly connected live composition won the Gladys Puttick Improvisation Competition.
“Mikaela Livadiotis and Yanaëlle Thiran have a wonderful creative partnership. Whether they are interpreting a work like Gubaidulina’s Musical Toys or freely improvising, there is a great dynamic of sound and movement that is full of energy, wit, imagination and meaning.”
- Douglas Finch
Thanks to the Royal College of Music and Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance for their support with rehearsal space.
Mother Smith follows Mary, a Guyanese poet, as she retells her tragic past and shares with us, her poetry venturing through both light-hearted and richly thought-provoking verbal terrain.
The work seeks to demonstrate love in it’s many forms, pure and true without limitations.
Mother Smith is a puppetry-dance theatre performance based on Mary, a 75-year old Guyanese poet featured in the documentary film “The Bastard Sings the Sweetest Song” by Director, Christy Garland. The audience follows Mary's story as she retells her tragic past and shares with us, her poetry. At her side is her companion voiced by the world renowned Guyanese poet, John Agard who, along with Mary, will venture through both light-hearted and richly thought-provoking verbal terrain.
“The performers really created a bond with their puppet and carefully move her around the stage…The carefully crafted performance touched on issues important for women around the world, such as domestic violence and poverty.”
- REVIEW: Woman Srsly First Birthday by Blanka Douglas, 02/09/2018
Christy Garland (Film Director), The Smith Family, John Agard (featured poet), Jai Patel (Audio), Lorea Burge Badiola & Jill Fullbrook (Puppet making), Jerwood Space, Space Clarence Mews, K5 Studios (rehearsal space)
A couple have naturally invented an absurd game of role play, shifting between reality and fantasy. Unleashing their instincts and imagination, they challenge the paradoxes of love and sexuality
AllouAqui Dance Theatre plays Milan's Game. A contemporary dance-theatre duet which follows a couple’s absurd, yet comically whimsical game of role play which they cannot stop playing; exploring and satirising the naturally occurring paradoxes of love and sexuality. On-stage movement and theatricality merge into a world that balances somewhere in between the real and the surreal, whilst the tragicomic characters unmask their feelings, expose their vulnerability and challenge the notion of the ideal lover, unleashing their instincts and letting their fantasy pour out.
“Milan’s Game’s two quirky characters made me laugh out loud, wince and squirm as well as recognise some past partners! The choreography is fantastically original and subtlety suggests all sorts of feelings, scenarios and fantasies. Loved it!”
- Fleur Hoefkens, Bath Dance Creative Producer
Quote for “Milan’s Game” work in progress piece performed at Testing Ground, Circomedia, Bristol.
With thanks to Samuel De La Torre, Bath Spa University, Kerri Fitzsimons, Raquel Dos Santos
Venue: at The Place