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What is normal?
Concocting a surreal world where rules are turned and things are not what they seem, this work exposes our arbitrary views of identity through absurdity and comic misinterpretation.
Jan Lee is a choreographer, dance artist and musician, working at the intersection of dance and music. She has collaborated with a wide range of artists including in participatory installations, immersive theatre, improvisation and site-specific work, neuroscience, digital interactive technology and poetry. Lee has shown her work at venues including Victoria & Albert Museum, Tate Modern, Live Performers Meeting (Rome) and The Curve (Leicester).
Choreographer: Jan Lee
Performers: Thelma Sharma, Danai Pappa, Katsura Isobe
Dramaturg: Nicholas Minns
Photography: Tim Murray-Browne, Chantal Guevara
Lighting Designer: Lucy Hansom
Sound Designer: Jan Lee
Costume Designer: Elisa Nader
Clown and Comedy Consultant: Peta Lily
With thanks to Maria Ghoumrassi, Marguerite Galizia, Mafe Toledo, Corinne Jola, Delphine Robet, Caroline Salem, the Music Composition as Interdisciplinary Practice network, The Place and all the artists who came and experimented with us at the Research Labs
I stare at the twiggy drawing that lies at my feet, lost among people. I refill my glass and look back at my reflection, and I imagine a parallel reality...
From the year 2012 Denis Santacana dance company, works to find new ways to reach audiences through a work characterized by the use of a large group of experts dancers in different disciplines.
The company works have been selected in the 26th and 27th Edition of the Madrid choreography competition receiving various awards such as the audience award in 2013, and they have been semi-finalists and finalists in two consecutive years in the international contest Burgos-New York.
In 2013 it holds a creation residence given by the Tenerife Danzalab, in the Auditorium of Tenerife and from 2012 resides as a touring company in the Centro de Danza Canal of Madrid.
Denis' works have been programmed at important festivals of the category of the FEX (Festival Internacional de Música y Danza de Granada), the Festival Eñe (Madrid) or Dantzan Bilaka (Bilbao). The spectacle of large-format D-ESVAN7 and educational show The loft adaptation opens in 2013. The company has built up an extensive repertoire of short pieces, such as LAs sillas son para sentarse, Beetwen us, Sobre lo que no se dice, or Encuentros, which received the grant for choreographic creation of the Basque Government in 2015. His latest projects include a video creation to be released at the beginning of the month of December.“Encuentros is a winning choreography of the most important competitions of Spain as a Certámen Coreográfico de Danza Española y Flamenco de Madrid, and Certamen Coreográfico Distrito Tetuan.
With a heart full of hopes and pockets full of promises, we find a modern day siren inviting us into her world of glamour and intrigue.
"Real physical effort! Strong images, very strong indeed" Audience Member
Hanna Wroblewski, hailed by Graham Watts as one of the top five young choreographers to watch, is a London-based choreographer.
She is interested in creating risky work that exists on the verge of the surreal, with the aim to discover a world where magical realism is accessible for the audience to experience / witness. In her performances she use strong imagery and visuals, drawing upon her passion for film, photography and live-music.
After first successful debut at Resolution 2013, she is now returning with her second self-choreographed solo Darling, I don’t sell dreams…
Venue: at The Place