dancing for youngest eyes

Sample number one. Four break-dancers nag on a female dancer, small and frightened, determined to walk unharmed through a long initiatory journey. Between dizzying jumps and silent soft landings, under beams of light and rains of sound effects, a pure choreography of jazz, contemporary and break dance – raving, muscular and extraordinary sharp – puts together excerpts from Lewis Carroll's «Alice in Wonderland» and «Through the Mirror».

The issue of opposite (and opponent) sexes emerges evidently: whilst the female body is encircled, pulled, lifted, urged and shooed by the four male ones, in a tachycardic pace, our eyes recollect Alice's adventures, recreated by a dance seen as the physical expression of internal impulses. From the pursuit of individuality to a frantic liberating ritual, we visualize a dream in which the body holds the sense of everything.

«I am», Uppercut Danseteater, choreography by Mark Philip Mouritzen and Stephanie Thomasen.


Sample number two. Romeo and Juliet. One tall and powerful, minute and strapping the other, with squirrel-like descriptive eyes. The well-known Shakespeare's tragedy is condensed into the encounter between two bodies, in their different ...

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Tanz Juli 2014
Rubrik: praxis, Seite 66
von Sergio Lo Gatto