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The French mystic and philosopher Simone Weil wrote that “attention is the rarest and purest form of generosity”.
Andante is an invitation to pause, to connect with your senses, to be in a room with others and not have to say or even see anything. It is conceived as a generous and patient walk into a cloud of attention and time.
The word andante refers to a type of musical movement that is moderately slow or distinct. It originates from the Italian word andare which means “to go”.
Igor and Moreno make hypnotic and visceral works exploring people’s needs and desires. Andante follows on from international tours of acclaimed works Idiot-Syncrasy and A Room For All Our Tomorrows.
“Unmissable!” Everything Theatre ★★★★★ Nominated for Total Theatre Awards for Dance and National Dance Awards - Outstanding Male Performance
“Unpretentious, minimal yet lush and therefore all the more extreme” Seeing Dance
"@igorandmoreno left me gobsmacked, captivated and drunk. Couldn't take my eyes away from the stage! Keep bouncing lads" Audience member
This performance involves a number of dramatic stage effects including smoke and scent. May contact some partial nudity throughout. If you have any questions or concerns please call our box office on 020 7121 1100
Touch Tour (6pm) for blind and partially sighted audience available.
Stay after the show on THU 2 NOV for a Q&A with the artists hosted by Paul Burns, Associate Director at Dance4.
Igor Urzelai and Moreno Solinas are two London-based artists. They started creating collaboratively in 2007; they founded ‘BLOOM! dance collective’ in 2009 and ‘Igor and Moreno’ in 2012. Their work is characterised by their interest in the moving body and the immediacy of action as a vehicle for meaning, ideas and desires.
Igor and Moreno have received a number of awards and recognitions, including the Rudolf Laban Award 2010, top-20 Aerowaves 2011, 2013 and 2015 and an artistic residency at the Prix Jardin D’Europe; most recently they have been nominated for the Total Theatre Awards 2015 and selected for the Edinburgh Fringe Festival British Council Showcase 2015. Igor and Moreno are currently Work Place artists at The Place and associate artists at TIR Danza.
In 2013, they premiered Idiot-Syncrasy and in 2015, they premiered A Room For All Our Tomorrows; both duets continue to tour internationally. In Autumn 2017, Igor and Moreno will premiere new work Andante at The Lowry, UK. Andante is their first touring group choreography featuring four dancers.
Igor and Moreno want to reclaim the role of the theatre as a place for assembly and explore the cathartic properties of live performance. They make work about people and what makes us such special animals whilst creating a frame to share their views without dictating a single reading and instead creating space for reflection for the viewer.
Co-produced by The Place and TIR Danza. Supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England. Commissioned by The Place, The Lowry, Cambridge Junction, DanceEast and DanceXchange. Supported by The London Community Foundation and Cockayne - Grants for the Arts. Further support from Office for Cultural and Scientific Affairs Embassy of Spain, Yorkshire Dance, South East Dance, Modern Dance Theatre and Dansatelier, Centro per La Scena Contemporanea and ResiDance XL and Zürich TanzHaus. Igor and Moreno are Work Place artists, Associate Artists of TIR Danza and Developed With The Lowry.
Venue: at The Place
This event is part of Autumn 2017