STAGING AGES by H2DANCE (NO/SE/UK) – 21. og 22. May
21. May 19:00
22. May 15:00
Concept, Choreography, Direction: Hanna Gillgren & Heidi Rustgaard
Dancers: Darren Anderson, Emilyn Claid, Laura Doehler, Sean Dodgson, Ella Sophoclides
Original music: Sylvia Hallett
Lightdesign: Andy Hammond
Technical: Rachel Shipp
Producer: Nathalie Richardson
Photo: Benedikt Johnson
Length: 55 minutes without brake
With STAGING AGES generation gap, norms and taboos, dignity, expectations and prejudices is dissected.
In cooperation with five dancers in the age of 10 – 66 years, presenting a parade of meetings, memories and future projections where we get to know the dancers throught their personal experience of age and time. In the performance we move between the playfull, childlike and innocent to the secretive and provocating, where the meeting between generations and how we see ourself in the public and the private is in the center. The dancers is exchanging roles and performs as extras and main characters in each others performances.
H2DANCE is made of the award-winning choregraph/performer-duo Heidi Rustgaard(NO) and Hanna Gillgren (SE). They have worked together since 1999 as choreographs and performers in their own productions, and they cooperate with professional performers as well as amateur groups.
SUPPORTED BY: Arts Council England, Norsk Kulturråd, Kulturrådet Sverige, Region Värmland
CO-PRODUCTIONS: Riksteatern Värmland Sverige, DansiT – Senter for dansekunst i Sør-Trøndelag, The Place, Dance East og Pavilion Dance Storbritannia.
“What Gillgren and Rustgaard manage to do with their humorous, endearing yet provocative work is avoid sentimentality or emotional overload. There is poignancy, texture, reflection and naughtiness. A work that gives us a realistic, honest take on ageing, it is a tribute not just to the choreographers but the performers that make it so real.” Josephine Leask londondance
“From being hyperactive teenagers to curious three years olds, from discovering your sexuality to feeling lost, this unique and original show sets out to demonstrate all of the different aspects of life through movement.”
Neil Johnson Everything Theatre
“Staging Ages is charming, funny and touching”
Jann Parry DanceTabs
“it gradually unfolds to become a piece of work that argues persuasively about how we should consider age and the stereotypes that comes with particular ages.” lovelondonloveculture[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]