IN BODY

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inbody

"Dragged backwards through a waking dream,

summoning memory through the earth’s vibration,

and quivering under the external gaze."

 
 

 

Creative Team:

Artistic Directors: Magdalena Mannion & Noemí Luz

Choreography of When Viola Met Vargas: Magdalena Mannion 

Choreography of I come to my body as a question: Yinka Esi Graves 

Choreography of Into Being: Noemí Luz 

Dancers: Magdalena Mannion, Noemí Luz & Yinka Esi Graves

Dancers (Second Cast:) Yasaray Rodriguez & Salud Perez Alcantara

Musical Direction & Original Composition: Liam Howarth

Original Song Composition: Emilio Florido

Singer: José Tremendo Hijo

Original Composition for Cello: Colin Alexander 

Poetry and Spoken Word for I come to my body as a question: Toni Stuart

Spoken Word (Second Cast): Safiya Kamaria Kinshasa

Original sound design for Into Being: José Tomé

Costuming: López de Santos, Fábrica Flamenca & Sonia Cortés 

Lighting Design: Maria Viñuela & Antony Hately (I come to my body as a question)

 


 

Three strikingly dynamic flamenco dance pieces that give a fresh perspective on the elements that make up flamenco, incorporating live music, sound design and spoken word. Traditional solo dances are turned inside out, remoulded and transformed into trios, exposing each choreographer’s personality through three vibrantly contrasting flamenco styles. In Body is a triple bill that was originally commissioned and produced by Sadler’s Wells. 

About the pieces


 

When Viola met Vargas

Choreography by Magdalena Mannion / Cello and Original Composition by Colin Alexander


This piece is an exploration of shared pulse & emotional dynamics and is inspired by movement qualities found in Bill Viola’s video art and Manuela Vargas’ iconic solo Peteneras. Constructed as a slowly moving image that the audience is invited into, it questions the immediacy in the way in which flamenco is usually performed, creating a striking visual image that evokes a dreamlike state. The piece premiered at the Sadler's Wells Takeover of the National Theatre River Stage 2018.


 

Into Being

Choreography by Noemí Luz / Sound Design by José Tomé

In investigating the Tarantos style, Noemí was struck by the electric power of this flamenco song, and its ritualistic nature. The movement grows out of the song as a seed from the earth, as a simple vibration, as a living ancestral memory both delicate and energetic. Into Being draws from Tarantos’ varied and nuanced rhythms to create a new aesthetic both visually and aurally. The piece was premiered at the Sadler's Wells Takeover of the National Theatre River Stage 2018.

I Come to my Body as a Question

Choreography by Yinka Esi Graves / Spoken Word by Toni Stuart

This piece is a direct reaction, deconstruction and retelling of the sentiments expressed in Guajira. The traditional Guajira provoked a sense of alienation in Yinka and she was inspired by the appropriation of its elements, such as the use of the fan, its lyrics, and the over sensualized perception of feminine gestures. This piece is as much about the Guajira as it is about the experience of dancing it. I come to my body as a question was premiered at Sampled 2017 at Sadler's Wells and The Lowry.

tour dates

Thurs 17th October 2019- in body / Dancenet Sweden

Performance of In Body as part of our tour with Dancenet Sweden.

7pm at Studio Acusticum, Kunskapsallén 14, Pitea, Sweden.

Fri 18th October 2019- in body / Dancenet Sweden

Performance of In Body as part of our tour with Dancenet Sweden.

7pm at Kulturens Hus, Skeppsbrogatan 17, Lulea, Sweden.

Mon 21st October 2019- in body / Dancenet Sweden

Performance of In Body as part of our tour with Dancenet Sweden.

7pm at Halmstads teater, Fredsgatan 5, Halmstad, Sweden.

Weds 23rd October 2019- in body / Dancenet Sweden

Performance of In Body as part of our tour with Dancenet Sweden.

7pm at Västerås Konserthus, Kopparbergsvägen 1, Sweden.

Sat 1st Feb 2020- in body / minerva studio

Performance of In Body as part of our UK tour.

7 : 45pm at the Minerva Studio, Chichester Festival Theatre. More info and tickets: 01243 781312 www.cft.org.uk

Sun 2nd Feb 2020- in body / Wiltshire Music Centre

Performance of In Body as part of our UK tour.

7 : 30pm at the Wiltshire Music Centre. More info and tickets: 01225 860 100 / wiltshiremusic.org.uk

Tues 17th March 2020- in body / South Hill Park

Performance of In Body as part of our UK tour.

7 : 45pm at South Hill Park, Bracknell. More info and tickets: +44 (0)1344 484 123 / southhillpark.org.uk

Weds 18th March 2020- in body / The Hawth

Performance of In Body as part of our UK tour.

7 : 45pm at The Hawth, Crawley. More info and tickets: 01293 553636 / hawth.co.uk

Thurs 19th March 2020- in body / Cornerstone Arts Centre

Performance of In Body as part of our UK tour.

7 : 30pm at Cornerstone Arts Centre, Didcott. More info and tickets: 01235 515144 / cornerstone-arts.org

Fri 20th March 2020- in body / Swindon Dance

Performance of In Body as part of our UK tour.

7 : 30pm at Swindon Dance. More info and tickets: 01793 601700 / swindondance.org.uk

Tues 24th March 2020- in body / Gulbenkian Theatre

Performance of In Body as part of our UK tour.

7 : 30pm at Gulbenkian Theatre, Canterbury. More info and tickets: 01227 769075 / thegulbenkian.co.uk

Thurs 26th March 2020- in body / Guildhall Arts Centre

Performance of In Body as part of our UK tour.

7 : 30pm at Guildhall Arts Centre, Grantham. More info and tickets: 01476 406 158 / guildhallartscentre.com

Fri 27th March 2020- in body / Norwich Playhouse

Performance of In Body as part of our UK tour.

7 : 30pm at the Norwich Playhouse. More info and tickets:  01603 598598 / norwichplayhouse.co.uk

Supporters from our Crowdfunding Campaign:

Silver Funders:

Tigga Goulding

Gold Contributers:

Conchita Oquendo, Oliver Giffin, Zuzana Mihalcinova Guerrero, Vivien Hunt, Alison Henderson, Vaida Varzukaite

Silver Contributers

Z2a.post, Elizabeth N Johnson, Patrick Ingram, Rachel Levene, Simona Bano, El Viajero Sedentario, Timmaz Zolleyn, l.zychowicz, Anna Levene, Blandine Lamaison, Robbie Carnegie

Bronze Contributers: Paul Herrmann, Fiona Hunt. Taylor, María Piñero Maese, Maria Angeles Bueno Castellano, Miho Charles, Elizabeth Ann Thom, Irfan Ahmed, Kinga Otffinowska, Nathalie Cabrier, Jesus Munoz,, Gina Roccque Drayton, Zoe Marsh

In Body Supporters: Luli Segal, Sara Caba, Sarah Coleman, Lucy Bradshaw, Guilhem Tarroux, Sarah Perry, Guy, Ange Wieberdink, Flamenco Fredag, Tenley Martin, Coradir, Jade Reggiani, Aurora Pignata, Nanako Aramaki, Anne Clark, Afsaneh Gray, Graham Meakin, Deborah Barringer

 

Supporters from our campaign events

Maria P, Lorena Oliva, Pablo Egea, Julio Lopez, Carol B , Daniel, Carina, Joel O'Donoghue, Carole Edrich, Olivia Southey, Heidi, Tanya Costa     

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