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Press release Dance 4 presents Cie Willi Dorner
Touring from 22nd May 2002
Award winning Austrian Choreographer who's work has been described as
'a glimpse into the future of dance' brings his ensemble of five dancers to the UK on a national tour.
Having trained in Vienna and New York with the likes of Stephen Petronio, Dorner has been creating work for the last ten years forming his own company in 1999. From their studio in Vienna the company successfully tour nationally and internationally. Mazy won Dorner the Austrian Dance Production Award 2000.
'With its astonishing concentration on pure forms of movement Dorner's Mazy offers an intriguing glimpse into the future of dance.' Salzburger Nachrichten
Five dancers and a square of gaffa-tape outline the parameters for a series of solos and duets. The dancers purposefully mark out the performance space in which they explore how the body moves in relation to itself. A solo woman dances with her head as though it were detached from her spine, rolling it around her shoulders and arms. Another simply stands and describes the choreography she would perform were she moving. Male duets with insense physicality engender aggression with subversive tenderness.
Based on French phenomenologist Merleau-Ponty's philosophy of embodiment, the choreography demonstrates that by seeing another person's struggle we illuminate ourselves. The piece is a sensual and tender experience and despite its philosophical underpinning is coherent and accessible.
'He crafts these encounters with seamless dynamic, gutsy and self assured movement and even some tender moments.' Josephine Leask, The Place London
The UK tour of Mazy is produced by Dance 4 and supported by the Arts Council of England and the Austrian Cultural Forum. Full touring details follow:
Full touring details
Cie Willi Dorner in "Mazy"
Wed 22 & Thu 23 May, 8pm
Royal Festival Hall, Purcell Room
Box Office: 0207 960 4242 www.rfh.org.uk
Fri 24 May, 8pm
16 Narrow Quay
Bristol BS1 4QA
Box Office: 0117 929 9191 www.arnolfini.demon.co.uk
Sat 25 May, 8pm
NOTT Dance Festival 2002
Sandfield Centre, Sandfield Road
Box Office: 0115 941 9419 www.dance4.co.uk
Thu 30 & Fri 31 May, 8.15pm
25 Albert Drive
Box Office: 0141 287 3900
In person sales at Tramway (closed on Mondays)
Information: 0141 422 2023 www.tramway.org
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