You've survived the inauguration of Donald Trump. Come and console yourself with a night of the ripest choreographic fruit to fall in the garden of East London.
PIEDAD ALBARRACIN SEQUIER | CON-TACTO | '10
CON-TACTO is a work in progress investigating the intimacy of touch. This is a conversation of movement between two performers, who listen, respond and propose through the perception of the others touch. CON-TACTO, is a self reflective work, delving into the unspoken dialogue between two people in a relationship. From the tentative beginnings, exploring what is being proposed just through touch and how it is reciprocated. To the balanced an harmonious conversation that follows. This piece is created on two dancers who are in a relationship, honestly and openly reflecting on their own experience to create the movement dialogue. Moments of confusion and tension to reveal to find their path together.
Piedad is a London based Contemporary Dance Artist, with her roots originating from Spain. She completed a degree in Law, while Professionally Training in Murcia. Since being based in London, Piedad has performed and collaborated internationally. Now she is focusing on her solo creative practice and work. Piedad is a Contemporary Dance Artist and through her many years of training and performance, she is now focusing on her own practice. Influenced by her time working with such artists as Jose Agudo, Estela Merlos and Saorin, Piedad has a articulate and highly energetic vocabulary. Her Spanish playful rhythms are entwined with grounded floor work and Risk taking partner work. Piedad’s non-narrative stories, from the work of poet Mario Benedetti and Cristina Albarracin, shows an insight into human connections, with strong imagery colouring the process.
MARIA MIGUEL RODRIGUES | (UN)ONES | '15
Can you be yourself in a group? (UN)ONES portrays how individuality can be suppressed in society. Personal statements fight against universal truths and conformity. From all, to all of us.
Choreographer, Videographer and Director - Maria Miguel Rodrigues Music Composer- Henry Bird Performers - Elliot Minogue-Stone, Inês Zinho Pinheiro, Jay Yule, Livi Thynne, Mike Turner-Lee, Niamh McBride, Oliver Sale, Richard Pye, Theo Canham-Spence, Yovanna Chalkiopoulou.
Maria studied Audiovisuals and directed EGO, a short film award winner at the Oito e Meio Film Festival in Portugal in 2015. Barbican Centre commissioned Maria to direct (UN)ONES, a dance performance at Barbican in May 2016 which was restaged at the opening night of Resolution! Festival 17 at The Place. Maria took part in Next Choreography programme at Siobhan Davies Dance and is currently studying Dance studies at Roehampton University.
ANDREA COSTANZO MARTINI | Trop | '25
Trop deals with the power balance relationship that is established in the performative act between the performer, the audience and an outside world made of symbols and images peeping into the stage through their own unique channel. The tension between these elements informs the movement and the action on stage. When is the performer in charge and when is he not? When is he in power and when is he controlled? And can he find intimacy, silence and peace despite the crushing pressure? This piece is short journey through a forest of messages and informations where the body stands as an anchor in between , the one tangible reality that posses his own will, needs and desires. A one man show where flesh and bones are the real talker.
Original light design and video: Yoav Barel Costumes: Nir Benita Music: Andrea Martini, Natacha Atlas, Marty Robbins Dance: Andrea Costanzo Martini Actor in video: Mami Shimazaki
Coproduced and with the support of:Pavillon Noir, Aix-en-Provence / Zurich Tanzhaus / MAAT festival Lublin / Suzan Della Center / Centrum Kultury w Lublinie / Tmuna Theater Tel Aviv / Hateiva Theater.
Andrea Costanzo Martini, born in Italy, is a dancer and choreographer based in Tel Aviv. After dancing for a decade with some of the major international dance companies (Batsheva, Cullberg, Pinto/Pollack) in 2013 he started his carrier as a creator with works like “What happened in Torino”,” TROP”, “Voglio Voglia”, “Occhio di Bue” and “SCARABEO” presented in many Festivals across Europe. Andrea is a Gaga instructor and regularly works with companies and students both from Israel and abroad. Andrea was awarded the first price for dance and choreography in the 2013 “Tanz Solo Competition Stuttgart” and the audience prize at ht e MASDANZA festival 2015.