Unique and intimate mix of two renowned choreographers
They are utterly different, wise to the world, and both are famous across the globe. This Noorderzon they shall meet in an irresistible, intimate combined concert and dance performance. Last year, the Irish Colin Dunne visited Noorderzon with his blindingly beautiful solo dance performance Concert. In it, he wrested himself free of age-old folk dance traditions in iconic fashion. In Session, he will be collaborating with Flemish-Moroccan Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui – one of the world's most original and productive choreographers, who performed at Noorderzon a decade ago – in order to embark on a voyage of discovery that will lead them to what connects them. Session seeks the boundaries between motion and music, between looking and listening. The performance whisks its way from elegant to absurd, aided by the work of composer Michael Gallen and musician Soumik Datta: a four-part soundscape that brings together melodic-eccentric percussive dance and lavishly embellished Irish song.
“Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui en Colin Dunne: a sophisticated mix of two dissimilar dance greats”
Choreography and directed by | Colin Dunne & Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui
Performed by | Colin Dunne, Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, Michael Gallen, Soumik Datta
Music | Michael Gallen
Set design | Filip Peeters
Lighting design | Mark Van Denesse
Sound design| Michael Gallen, Jef Verbeeck
Additional music composition | Soumik Datta, Colin Dunne, Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui
Artistic consultant | Arthur Nauzyciel, An-Marie Lambrechts
Assistent choreographer | Laura Murphy
Technical director | Hugh Roche Kelly
Implementation set | Martin Baarda
Costume advice | Caroline Wittemans
Technicians | Mathias Batsleer, Janneke Hertoghs
Production and tour manager | Arnout André de la Porte, Lars Boot
Production | Eastman, Once Off Productions & Théâtre National de Bretagne
Co-commisioned by Dublin Dance Festival, the Abbey Theatre, Sibiu International Theatre Festival, Julidans, Grand Theatre Groningen/Noorderzon Festival, MC93 - scène nationale de Seine-Saint-Denis - Bobigny, Torinodanza Festival, Teatro Stabile di Torino-Teatro Nazionale, deSingel - Antwerp, Les Théâtres de la Ville de Luxembourg, Sadler’s Wells - London, Tanz Köln
With the support of de Fondation BNP Paribas, de Vlaamse Overheid, de Tax Shelter maatregel van de Belgische Federale Overheid en de Arts Council of Ireland/An Chomhairle Ealaíon.
Eastman is resident at deSingel International Kunstcampus, Antwerpen.
Thanks to Stephen Collins, Shawn Fitzgerald Ahern, Kopspel