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DANCE COMPANY

A choreography for 10 people

This work openly displays the process of how a dance performance comes about, from its initial rehearsal stages to its final execution.

Each time Dance company is presented, a cast of 10 local performers is found through internet and local call-outs. Their task is to watch a series of online instruction videos and to rehearse alone, at home, in front of their computer screens. The cast finally assemble on the day before the show, for a single rehearsal; the next day, they present their efforts to a live audience.

The choreography consists of simple warm ups, stretches, theatre games and dance exercises; they take off shoes and socks, they lie on the floor and practice breathing, they stand in a line and project their voices, and they attempt a unison dance with their eyes closed.


Dance company blurs the line between rehearsal and performance, engaging audience members not through exceptional skill or virtuoso dance, but rather through a slow unfolding of ordinary actions executed by ordinary performers.


Taking part in Dance Company

 

To watch the instruction videos and participate in Dance Company,
go to the DANCE COMPANY VIRTUAL REHEARSAL SPACE


Credits


Concept and choreography: Augusto Corrieri

Duration: 50 minutes

Developed as part of Continuous Project, a research and development project by Augusto Corrieri.
Funded by Arts Council England South East, supported by The Basement, South East Dance, the B-Theatre, and the Nightingale Theatre. Thanks to Play Festival (Plymouth) and the Exeter Phoenix.

For more information please go to the contact page.


Dance Company Bristol: Introductory video



Press reviews

The Observer - 10/01/2010


The Times - 09/01/2010

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