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Two men hold on to each other’s hands choosing negotiation over escaping while the severe counterpoints from J.S. Bach’s The Art of Fugue tick like an unavoidable countdown.
Which weapon can we fight the fear that (inevitable) separation brings and how can we make the distance in between us a space of trust, if not choosing to hold on to each other?
L’età dell’horror (The Age of Horror) stems from the instinct to escape from the other, and, at the same time, from the desire to merge with them. The structure of the work is found in a cyclical repetition of a single phrase and in its progressive variation, as the counterpoints from J.S. Bach’s The Art of Fugue suggest.
This is a UK premiere.
Age Recommendation: 12+
THU 19 SEP: Free post-show talk in The Place Theatre
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Concept, choreography, lighting design: Riccardo Buscarini
Dancers: Andrew Gardiner, Mathieu Geffré
Music: Die Kunst der Fuge, J.S.Bach
Music advisors: Alexis Delgado, Sebastiano Dessanay
Costumes: Ludi Andrade
A production by Riccardo Buscarini/TIR Danza with the support of PimOff (Milan), Centro Danza Canal (Madrid), The Place (London), CSC - Centro per la Scena Contemporanea (Bassano del Grappa), Mediterranean Dance Center (Sanvicenti, Croatia).
About Riccardo Buscarini
Award-winning choreographer Riccardo Buscarini works internationally in the dance, opera and visual arts fields. He won The Place Prize 2013 with Athletes and took part in the research projects ArtsCross London 2013, Performing Gender, MAM-Maroc Artist Meeting. His work in the visual arts field include collaborations with Summerhall (Edinburgh), London Festival of Architecture (2016 and 2019) and Nahmad Projects (London and Milan). Silk, his creation on Chelyabinsk Contemporary Dance Theater (Russia) was nominated for two Golden Masks 2018 at Bolshoi Theatre, Moscow and will be restaged at ZfinMalta in autumn 2019. He is one of the EDGE Dance Company 2020 choreographers.
Venue: at The Place
This event is part of Autumn Season 2019