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 Post subject: Edinburgh International Festival 2007 - Contemporary Dance
PostPosted: Fri Jul 20, 2007 3:32 pm 
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The two modern/contemporary companies performing at the 2007 EIF:

Trisha Brown Dance Company

Compagnie Motalvo-Hervieu

This will be the topic for discussion, reviews and links pertaining to these two companies.


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For modern dance lovers, there is also a host of reviews of this dance form in our Edinburgh Fringe topic here:

http://www.ballet-dance.com/forum/viewt ... 318#189318


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 Post subject: Compagnie Montalvo-Hervieu: On Danse
PostPosted: Sat Aug 18, 2007 1:08 am 
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Compagnie Montalvo-Hervieu: On Danse
by JUDITH MACKRELL for the Guardian
published: August 13, 2007

This free-for-all mix is a seam that José Montalvo and Dominique Hervieu have been working the last few years. It is always fun to watch - a carnival of physical virtuosity, a box of visual tricks - and in On Danse it is given extra charm by its fantasy Enlightenment setting. The musical starting-point is Rameau (even the hip-hop sections get their own beatbox version); the scenic backdrops are of formal French gardens; and animating the work is a very 18th-century spirit that is part-pleasure principle, part-scientific enquiry.

Inspired by an era that gave birth to the libertines as well as the Encyclopedists, On Danse opens its eyes wide to a world of delicious possibilities.
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by KELLY APTER for the Scotsman
published: August 27, 2007

Present Tense followed, a work which Brown, 71, choreographed in the aftermath of 9/11. That she created such a feast of complex manoeuvres at an age when most people have settled into retirement is quite something. Featuring unusual lifts and carries. The work is filled with tenderness and support, giving the atonal sound of John Cage's Sonatas a delicate grace.
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Trisha Brown Dance Company
by ALICE BAIN for the Guardian
published: August 27, 2007

Present Tense, from 2003, is the least interesting of this trio. Fortunately, the evening ends with Canto/Pianto, an interpretation of the Orpheus story set to a Monteverdi score. It is an exquisite piece, a miniature masterpiece.
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