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Igor and Moreno | UK / Spain / Italy
12th May 7 PM, Arts Printing House, Black Hall
Choreographers: Igor Urzelai, Moreno Solinas
Supported through – public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England
Commissioned by and made at – The Place (London)
Supported by: „Yorkshire Dance“, „Cambridge Junction“, „Birdhouse Creative Ltd“, „Centro per la Scena Contemporanea“, „Bassano“ (Italy) and BAD Festival in Bilbao
Premiere: 2013
Duration: 40 min
We started with wanting to change the world with a performance. We felt like idiots. Then we danced a lot. We jumped. We called on the folk traditions of Sardinia and the Basque Country. We sang. We jumped some more. We committed. Now we promise to stick together. We promise to persevere. We promise to do our best.
„Idiot-Syncrasy“ reclaims dance as an agent for change. Featuring spectacular visuals and humour, Igor and Moreno sing, dance and bounce relentlessly.
Idiot-Syncrasy (teaser)
Igor Urzelai and Moreno Solinas are two London-based dance artists making and presenting work across Europe and internationally and have been granted several awards. They have been creating dance works in partnership since 2007. Their work is characterized by a strong will to employ a poetic yet political language through the use of the body, voice, text and design to create finely crafted and playful dance works which are in equal parts exciting and uncompromising, poetic and thought-provoking. Igor and Moreno want to reclaim the role of the theatre as a place for assembly whilst exploring the cathartic properties of live performance.
Igor and Moreno are amongst the founding members of BLOOM! dance collective and have also been curating and disseminating dance as part of Hiru Dance Org. In 2011 they were both invited to join Work Place artists scheme, an ongoing support and development programme promoted by The Place (London) and the Escalator Dance Scheme, an Arts Council England (East) initiative.
Photos by Alicia Clarke