The Quiet Dance

Teatro delle Passioni, Modena

24/10/2006 21:00  

with Jonathan Burrows and Matteo Fargion
light designer Lee Curran
co-production Dance 4 Nottingham, Dance Umbrella (London), Joint Adventures (Monaco), Kaaitheater (Bruxelles)
with the support of The Arts Council of England, Jonathan Burrows Group
duration 45 minutes

walking, until breath allows it

Steps, linear and circular trajectories create slight shapes of rhythm, sustained by the vocal sound, prolonged until breath allows it. The new duet, which confirms the harmony between Burrows and Fargion, lets them approach, face, follow, but all this is done with sobriety and essentiality. This is the stylistic characteristic which Jonathan Burrows and Matteo Fargion honed since their first collaborations, more than 15 years ago. The Quiet Dance seems to be the ripest fruit of the energy and deep tune conquered with Both Sitting Duet and, in the essentiality of the act of walking, exploring the conceptual imaginary of minimalism, they show something smooth and moving. What confirm their delicate and intense relationship is an handful of steps and a murmur, the encounter of two sad clowns with the same shirts and dark trousers who sometimes join their hands and go away, waddling. They spend the time dancing, moving inside and outside the tradition, where the new direction which connect choreography to music leaves the stativity of Both Sitting Duet, re-conquering the space with full control. The musical and physical scores weave together creating long melodies open to receive emotional stimulations. The proceeding apparently monotonous of their dance radically minimal permit, with its duration, to give space to the materialization of emotional and mental associations.

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The show

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