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Igor Urzelai and Moreno Solinas (UK/IT): 16th -17th July, 2018

A two-day choreography intensive with Igor and Moreno 

Thisworkshop is an opportunity to work with some of the principles on which - according to Igor and Moreno's experience and sensitivity - choreography is founded.

Choreography will be thought as a medium of communication rather than as a compositional toolbox; it will also be thought of as the construction of an experience and therefore regard the audience as an essential reference point during its creation. The workshop - aimed at professional and aspiring choreographers - will encourage working with playfulness, instinct and self-discipline and try to get closer to understand what choreography is for us individually and collectively.

SIDE NOTE: We would like to ask participants to arrive with a 1 minute sketch of a choreographic idea; this sketch can be just the seed of an idea, but will need to be performative and will be used as a starting point for creative conversations.

Igor Urzelai and Moreno Solinas are two London-based artists. They started creating collaboratively in 2007; they founded ‘BLOOM! dance collective’ in 2009 and ‘Igor and Moreno’ in 2012. Their work is characterised by their interest in the moving body and the immediacy of action as a vehicle for meaning, ideas and desires.

They have received a number of awards and recognitions, including the Rudolf Laban Award 2010, top-20 Aerowaves 2011, 2013 and 2015 and an artistic residency at the Prix Jardin D’Europe; most recently they have been nominated for the Total Theatre Awards 2015 and selected for the Edinburgh Fringe Festival British Council Showcase 2015. Igor and Moreno are currently Work Place artists at The Place and associate artists at TIR Danza.