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Contemporary dance meets a flute solo of JS Bach’s Partita in A minor, BWV 1013. Inspired by a recent trip to Berlin, this is the emotional journey of a man as his perceptions of his surroundings and struggles change. Wall represents the boundaries of our lives - the piece explores why they are important to us and how they affect us.
Walls have an extreme importance in modern society, providing shelter and comfort by constituting our houses. But more generally they are there to shape space, giving direction and defining what’s mine to yours (borders, wall of a room, membranes). It is also our way to lock things away, making one safer and sometimes suppressing others lives (prisons, concentration camps). However our biggest wall is most probably the one that blocks our mind to see beyond and act further, fluctuating between providing us stability and being our worst enemy.
Costume: Lily Thompson
Dancer: Daniel Davidson
Music score JS Bach Paritia in A Minor BWV1013
Set: Creation Rambert
"Joel O’Donoghue and Pete Yelding’s Dragging Words as mystical and as weirdly meaningless as a mantra." – Sanjoy Roy, 2015.
Joel and Pete have been sharing the wheel of their choreographic car for the last three years. Amidst fears that they now know their journey too well, they have introduced new driver/dancer PJ Hurst and navigators/directors Daniel Fulvio and Martin Moriarty to their creative process. No one is quite sure where they are going, but they’ve all agreed on a radio station and are more or less in the same gear. It could all end in a car crash, or be the best road trip ever. Only time will tell.
“There's plenty of drive and style here; definitely a talent worth nurturing.” Lyndsey Winship
It’s an issue that you have created. We’ve created. Feminist. Pro-Women. Strong women. All women. No women. One woman. One man. All men. Strong men. Just men. Just women.
The Company is a head strong collective of authentic artists that produce fearless experimental work. Established in 2012 by artistic director Lee Griffiths, who is also in the first cohort of 2Faced Dance Company’s The Bench programme for emerging female choreographers. The Company are committed to fearless exploration and pushing their extremities to create an evocative language. They have performed at events such as Breakin’ Convention 2015, Just Jam International Jam N Juice and Festival Agitart in Spain as well as being involved in the New and Notable Hip Hop Theatre Programme and Creation Box London’s InBox Programme.
Supported by Creation Box London, Greenwich Dance Agency and Kingston University.
Venue: at The Place
This event is part of Resolution 2016