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Igor and Moreno: Idiot-Syncrasy

We started with wanting to change the world with a performance. We felt like idiots.
Then we danced a lot. We jumped. We called on the folk traditions of Sardinia and the Basque Country. We sang. We jumped some more. We committed. Now we promise to persevere. We promise to be open. We promise to do our best.

Idiot-Syncrasy is a dance performance by Igor and Moreno that uses jumping – both literally and metaphorically – to explore our capacity to persevere, care and hope. It is both playful and serious in how it welcomes audiences, whilst gently demanding that they too are responsible for noticing change and difference.

Idiot-Syncrasy has been touring internationally since its premiere in 2013 and has been nominated for the National Dance Awards 2015 and the Total Theatre Awards 2015, and it was selected for the European touring network Aerowaves 2015 and the British Council Showcase 2015.

Igor and Moreno is a London based contemporary dance company, directed by Igor Urzelai (1983, San Sebastian) and Moreno Solinas (1987, Sardinia). Since forming in 2012, the company has extensively toured works across the globe, which have been met by public and critical acclaim. They have been nominated for awards such as the Total Theatre Award for Dance and the National Dance Awards, as well as being promoted in numerous international dance platforms including Aerowaves and the British Council Showcase.

Lenght: 60 min.

Choreographed and Performed by Igor Urzelai and Moreno Solinas

Artistic Associate Simon Ellis

Lighting Design Seth Rook Williams

Sound Design Alberto Ruiz Soler 


Voice Coach Melanie Pappenheim

Company Producer Sarah Maguire

Music (sung live):

Extracts from:

Procurade ‘e moderare (Francesco Ignazio Mannu)

When I’m Sixty-Four (the Beatles)

Quanto t’ho amato (Roberto Benigni)

Al Alba (Luis Eduardo Aute)

Zure Begiek (Mikel Laboa)

Idiot-Syncrasy was commissioned by The Place and created using Arts Council funding through Grants for the Arts and with support from Yorkshire Dance, Cambridge Junction, Centro per la Scena Contemporanea, Aerowaves, TIR Danza and BAD Festival. Igor and Moreno are Work Place artists at The Place, associate artists at TIR Danza and Developed With The Lowry.

With thanks to David Harris, Roberto Casarotto, Dantzagunea, Wieke Eringa, El Graner, Eddie Nixon, Keren Kossow, Louise Jardine, Justyna Latoch, Lola Maury, Laura Ortu, Alicia Otxandategi, SÍN Culturalis Központ, Jitka Tumova, Ann Van den Broek, Christina Elliot and everyone who has helped us. 

8+ (please mind the fact that alcohol is used in the performance)