Sat 22 Jul

Silent disco with a twist (5+)

with H2Dance

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Wearing silent disco headphones the participants in the workshop are instructed live through a series of choreographed meetings based on looking, creating shapes and movement in the space, sometimes on your own and other times in groups or pairs.

Through play and different types of music inside and outside the headphones, the participants will follow the instructions choosing how to respond, and create a spontaneous choreography.

Sometimes they will be doing the same things sometimes Hanna and Heidi will give different instructions to different groups.

This workshop is a creative experience about connecting and observing similarities and differences. 

Suitable for 5+

Duration: 45 minutes

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H2DANCE is choreographer/ performer duo Hanna Gillgren (SE) and Heidi Rustgaard (NO). Their work sits in between performance and dance and can be characterized as interdisciplinary, often taking a humorous approach to serious subject matters. Recurring themes in their choreography are group behaviour, conformity, power balance and manipulation. The notion of the group versus the individual, the public and the private is investigated through mediums such as movement, voice and video performed in and outside the black box. Hanna and Heidi have co created eight dance pieces, eleven touring shows, two dance films and several successful high quality participatory dance projects in the UK over the last 16 years.  

This year they will be making a new interdisciplinary work 20 Strangers, to be premiered autumn 2017.  

H2DANCE regularly perform in the UK, Norway and Sweden and have taken up residencies at Dance4, METAL, Pavilion Dance, Dance East, DanceDigital, The Place in the UK, DansiT, SEANSE, Union Scene and Scenerommet in Norway, Nordic House Iceland, Devir CAPa (Centro de Artes Performativas do Algarve) Portugal, Taipei Artist Village Taiwan and Gaara Dance Foundation in Kenya.            

Awards:   The Place Prize for Dance, Audience prize 2013 with DUET IMZ Dance on Screen Award 2005 with GOLD (director:  Rachel Davies) Shrinking Cities competition (German Federal Cultural Foundation and Archplus) 2004, with the project “Cow – the udder way”. (In collaboration with architects What if –projects, choreographer Susanne Thomas (choreographer) architect Eike Sindlinger and film maker Paul Cotter.  Publications:  Are we overprotecting our audiences? Exeunt Magazine. Project: Staging Ages  The Wapping Project: On Paper. Project: Six White Chairs  Cause and Effect – Visualizing Sustainability: Gestalten. Project: ON/OFF  Shrinking Cites Volume 2: Interventions. Project: Cow the udder way