Trace Elements

Trace Elements
Janine Fletcher (UK)

A woman struggles to hold herself together; she goes over it again and again, trying to figure it out and leave it behind but old habits die hard. Punctuated by bold stark gestures, the choreography resists and submits to the tension between movement and stillness. Trace Elements asks the audience to witness the discomfort and experience the patience needed to hold one’s nerve in an internal battle. It is a silent plea for the past not to be repeated.

 

Trace Elements is an Ovalhouse Seed Commission and was made with the support of Escalator, Yorkshire Dance and Arts Council England.

 

Fabrik Heeder

Big Stage & Small Stage
Virchowstraße 130
47805 Krefeld
Thursday 1 September 16:00 – 18:00
Trace Elements duration: 35 mins

 

 

Plan B For Utopia

Plan B For Utopia
Joan Clevillé Dance (UK)

You have a plan, and then you don’t. You have a dream, and then you wake up. You fall in love, and your heart gets broken. The question is: do you pick up the pieces and try again?

 

Tipping between humour and pathos, Plan B for Utopia explores the role that imagination and creativity can play as a catalyst for change in our personal and collective lives. Bringing together elements from dance, theatre and storytelling, Scotland-based company Joan Clevillé Dance create a space for reflection where audience and performers can come together to re-imagine the world. 

 

FFT Kammerspiele

Jahnstr. 3
40215 Düsseldorf
Friday 2 September 16:00 – 17:00

 

Brocade

Brocade 
mysteryskin / Roberta Jean (UK)

Brocade celebrates energetic alliances between female dancers and musicians. 

 

Sound and movement is propelled along a catwalk and sewn together by a rhythmic cadence of beats and jumps. Each performers brio and state of play is both consecrated and unwound. Brocade is at once inspired by the women it frames, their practice and the wider, historical and contemporary notions of craft and physical work.

 

UK Focus Forum

tanzhaus nrw
Studio 6
Erkrather Str. 30
40233 Düsseldorf
Friday 2 September 15:30 – 17:00

 

 

Folk

Folk
National Dance Company Wales (UK)

Folk by National Dance Company Wales’ Artistic Director, Caroline Finn features darkly comic expressions of life and people, using her quirky and highly engaging choreographic style.

 

Exploring themes of social dynamics, surreal scenes and characters come alive to an eclectic and enchanting landscape.

 

National Dance Company Wales receives support from Arts Council of Wales and Welsh Government.

 

Forum Leverkusen
Am Büchelter Hof 9
51373 Leverkusen
Thursday 1 September 19:00 – 20:30

 

 

MK Ultra

MK Ultra

Rosie Kay Dance Company (UK)

MK Ultra tackles the world of conspiracy theories, illuminati and mainstream mind control in this new work. RKDC looks at a weird world of symbolism, hidden messages, occult signs and deconstructs it for an aware and an unaware audience. 

 

Exploring popular culture hasnever been so odd - a world filled with satanic images, occult messages, hidden symbols and hyper-sexualisation, this stuff is packaged as mainstream and sold across the globe. Kay, with a typically fearless eye, delves deeply into this world and conjures up something entirely new, subverting the subversive.

 

UK Focus Forum
tanzhaus nrw
Studio 6, Erkrather Str. 30
40233 Düsseldorf
Friday 2 September 15:30 – 17:00

 

 

Getting Dressed

Getting Dressed 
Second Hand Dance (UK)

Made for 4 – 7 year olds and their families Getting Dressed subtly challenges the conventions, peer pressures and popular culture influences children encounter when starting school. A highly visual, dance-based full-length work, Getting Dressed is available to tour from Spring 2017.

 

Second Hand Dance collaborates with dancers, artists and the public to make thought-provoking, joyful and highly visual dance performances for all ages. The work is often socially-engaged and presented in a range of spaces, from theatres to gardens, creating unique experiences for audiences. In 2016 Artistic Director Rosie Heafford received one of two shortlist awards at the Arts Foundation Children’s Theatre Awards.

 

tanzhaus nrw
Studio 4
Erkrather Str. 30
40233 Düsseldorf
Friday 2 September 17:45 – 18:15

 

 

Of Land & Tongue

Of Land & Tongue
Theo Clinkard (UK)

Through eloquent dance, conversation, vivid imagery and song, an exceptional cast of six performers engage their audience in an intimate celebration of language and experience. OF LAND & TONGUE draws upon a collection of words from numerous cultures which elude direct translations into English. 

 

The unnoticed is articulated, and the deeply familiar is illuminated, inviting the audience to consider the shifting relations between what can be said with words and what is experienced with the body. Staged in unconventional venues, this hour-long work features compelling performances, occasional hilarity and live music to create a memorable evening for an audience of sixty.

 

tanzhaus nrw

Studio 6
Erkrather Str. 30
40233 Düsseldorf
Saturday 3 September 21:00 – 22:00

 

 

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