DOUBLE BILL | Scottish Dance Theatre
Female choreographers take centre stage in this new dance programme by Scottish Dance Theatre.
Part biographical and part fiction, Thin h/as h/air is a portrait created by choreographer and company member Pauline Torzuoli for and with Guest Dancer Yosuke Kusano.
“Aren’t trees the hair of the Earth?”
This question was the seed from which the piece grew. Inspired by the natural phenomena of Itla Okla and Hair Ice, the piece follows the journey of a man: form science to the spirit of a tree.
Originally created for the National Dance Production of Catalonia, Roser López Espinosa’s The Flock departs from the fascinating migrations of birds. It unfolds from the desire to fly. It is an adventure to move on together and reach a shared goal: to fly through immense landscapes, through the vast open sky. This mesmerising journey returns us to the animal nature of the body. To effort, tenacity, endurance, teamwork, beauty and the spirit of freedom. An imaginary world of birds and humankind unravels, full of light and vitality. A game of ingenuity to spread our own wings. Should we leave or should we put down roots? The Flock is the big formation of birds that crosses the sky moving as one.
Jerwood Dance House 1-3 Foundry Lane, Ipswich, Suffolk IP4 1DW
Fri 24 March