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Events for November 1, 2019 › Contemporary
In Split, the strange yet very intense interrelation between two female dancers raises questions, such as: are they aspects of the same personality split asunder? Or are they lovers oscillating between tenderness and aggression? To compelling music by the composer Scanner, Split appears as a metaphor for a relationship between two individuals – demanding, physical and intimate.
Presented by Lucy Guerin at the Agora de la danse from October 30 - November 1Find out more »
Layering past and present, Spirit interweaves contemporary dance with ancestral traditions and sacred Aboriginal cultural rituals. In seven dazzling stories told in movement, music and light, the piece explores the connection of Australia’s Indigenous peoples to territory and the land. The haunting soundscape envelops and drives the bodies of the 17 supple, energetic performers. Their visceral, athletic dance conjures the vast spaces of their homeland, with dizzying leaps, dynamic sequences and powerful movements. A journey to the heart of a dream world.
Presented by Danse Danse at Place des Arts from October 30 to November 2Find out more »
Laureate of the Silver Lion at the Venice Biennale in 2017, the live artist Dana Michel returns with a new work. In this piece, she explores the socio-cultural layers that make her who she is and the buried facets of her personality. Guided by raw energy and an unique physicality, she attempts to extract herself from social conditioning and to face all of its contradictions. Simmering with humour, CUTLASS SPRING positions itself as an ethnography of sexuality and an archaeology of desire.
Presented at Usine C from October 29 - November 2.Find out more »
What does it mean to be human, in an era when our destructive influence over the planet is rapidly redefining the laws of nature? Combining presentational club spectacle with dramaturgy from Victoria Hunt on raw bodily exploration, this magnetic solo performance by Justin Shoulder introduces the figure of Carrion: a post-human spectre that has the ability to shapeshift into multiple forms and speak multiple languages.
A production by Phasmahammer presented by the MAI at the Monument-National from October 30 to November 2.Find out more »
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