Dance Umbrella 2017: Tordre at Artsdepot

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French-Algerian Rachid Ouramdane brings this haunting new work to Dance Umbrella after an acclaimed world tour. Ouramdane, co-director of CCN2-Centre Choregraphique National de Grenoble, is known for blurring the lines between dance and documentary, between public and private contemplation - achieved here in TORDRE with refreshing simplicity.

After an epic opening of determinedly false starts a series of impassioned solos follows, yet nothing is quite what it seems. Solid sculptures start to move, gentle spinning becomes a dangerous compulsion, and calm is interrupted.

It is Annie Hanauer and Lora Juodkaite's distinctive physicalities that finally unite them in these raw and captivating self-portraits, threaded with emotion. Juodkaite has developed a distinctive spinning motion that she is compelled to perform in her everyday life. Hanauer's dance is enhanced by her relationship with her prosthetic arm. Their hypnotic and very personal performances prompt us to consider what our movements reveal about ourselves.

Rachid Ouramdane made his UK debut at Dance Umbrella in 2005 with Les Morts Pudiques. His work explores the intersection between dance and biography. He has won international acclaim for his solo creations such as Discreet Deaths and Far... as well as notable collaborations with Lyon Opera Ballet (All Around, Superstars), Russian company Migrazia for the Intradance project (Borscheviks... a true story... -) and Candoco Dance Company for their 20th birthday in 2011(Looking Back).

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