Trip the Light | Intercontinental Drifts is a monthly platform (February-July 2016) where cutting edge choreography from across Europe and the UK meet. A night of new moves, new waves and new choreographic terrain.
Each night presents a host of juicy dance works topped off with a band to get up and split your jeans to. Sit back, be immersed, then exorcise your demons on the dance floor.
TRIP THE LIGHT | INTERCONTINENTAL DRIFTS #3 16TH APRIL 2016
BACKSPACE COLLECTIVE (Lorea Burge & Hannah Parsons) presents UNBAPTISED INFANTS
This is a poem called Thanks. You ahh but here To ahh here Welcome . A collaboration between two people stuck in a state of transition, condemned to limbo, beginning a quest for happiness. Poetry, not-poetry and rhythmic dancing will do (for now) in this ambitious attempt to find structure and meaning to life. We have not found the meaning of life – However, if you have any revelations, please let us know.
Hannah and Lorea both graduated from TrinityLaban. They are founding members of Backspace Collective, a group of five dance artists who provide a support system for each other in the creation and performance of choreographic work, and curation of performance opportunities. Alongside their work with Backspace, they work with a number of different artists including Seke Chimutengwende, Charles Linehan, Susan Sentler, Marina Collard and Sarah Blanc.
Concept and choreography Lorea Burge and Hannah Parsons
CLAUDIA CATARZI presents 40.000 CENTIMETRI QUADRATI
One body, reduced to the essential, brings itself to the limited space of the stage. Catarzi starts from the desire to rediscover what only the body can discover. Performed on a sound board created in collaboration with Massimiliano Calvetti, 40.000 centimetri quadrati allows constriction to bring adaptation and ideas to reside in movement itself, with its unconditional honesty.
Concept and Choreography by Claudia Catarzi
Lighting design Massimiliano Calvetti
Production Company Blu with the support of MiBac and Tuscany Region
Selected for “Visionari/Kilowatt festival 2014” and Vetrina XL 2015
The video promo was shortlisted at "IDILL/Charleroi danses”
Claudia Catarzi has performed with companies such as Micha Van Hoecke’s Ensemble, Constanza Macras’ Dorky Park (Berlin), Iztok Kovac’s En-knap Group (Ljubljana), Compagnia Virgilio Sieni (Florence), Cie Ambra Senatore (France), and Sasha Waltz & Guests. She was also part of a research project with Yasmeen Godder. She created the solo Qui, ora in 2011, which was awarded numerous prizes and selected for Aerowaves Spring Forward Festival. Her other solo Sul punto won the jury and the audience's award at Romaeuropa / Festival DNA 2013.
ELEANOR SIKORSKI presents COMEBACKS I THOUGHT OF LATER
Our sweetest songs are those that tell of saddest thought” (Percy Bysshe Shelley, 1820). Sikorski takes some relatively shit experiences and turns them into great entertainment. She will talk about sex, relationships, being young and the ups and downs of calling people 'dicks' (this show will include genital-based strong language).
By Eleanor Sikorski
Eleanor Sikorski is a dance artist whose work spans dance, cabaret, comedy and film. Her solo performances have been commissioned by Dance Umbrella (Big hands, big heart, 2014) and by BELLYFLOP Magazine (Cake, 2013, for Sadler’s Wells’ Wild Card). She is one half of Nora - a dancer-led duet currently touring the UK performing work by Jonathan Burrows & Matteo Fargion, Liz Aggiss and Simon Tanguy. She has worked as a dancer for choreographers including Eva Recacha, Seke Chimutengwende, Alexandre Achour and Gillie Kleiman. Since 2013, Eleanor has made a series of music videos (which can be found on YouTube), using popular culture and humour to frame her emotional outbursts.
REVENGE OF CALCULON
‘Funkatronic luchadors’ Revenge of Calculon bring retro electro weirdness. If you like your left-field sci-fi funk music wrapped up in a neat bundle by two guys wearing Mexican wrestling masks and 80s tracksuits, this is the band for you.
NEXT 2016 INTERCONTINENTAL DRIFTS DATES!!
14th May l 11th June l 9th July
Artists included: Andrea Costanzo Martini, Neus Gil Cortes, Nuno Brito, Claudia Catarzi, Ugne Dievaityte & Poliana Lima, Project O, Eleanor Sikorski, Caterina Basso, Francesca Foscarini, Ruri Mitoh, Peter Savel & Tereza Ondrova, Fernanda Munoz-Newsome, Revenge of Calculon, Isnaj Dui and Puma Rosa.
Photo by Javier Tles