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In Performance: DD Dorvillier / human future dance corps – Danza Permanente (Belgium)

In Performance: DD Dorvillier / human future dance corps – Danza Permanente (Belgium)

DD Dorvillier / human future dance corps
Danza Permanente


11-12 May, 2012, 20:30 (World Premiere)
STUK kunstencentrum
Leuven, Belgium

15-16 May, 2012, 21:00 (French Premiere)
Le Forum, Blanc-Mesnil
Rencontres chorégraphiques internationales de Seine-Saint-Denis

26-30 September, 2012 (US Premiere)
The Kitchen, NYC
Co-presented with the French Institute Alliance Française’s (FIAF) Crossing the Line 2012

The choreography of Danza Permanente comes from a musical composition created in Vienna two centuries ago by a deaf man. Initially written for four stringed instruments, the score is transposed into movement for four dancers. They embody the musical structure, behaviors, and dynamics of the string quartet over time, and through space. The dancers behave as sound, in their becoming of visible music in silence. The transposition is by DD Dorvillier and Zeena Parkins, with dancers Fabian Barba, Nuno Bizarro, Walter Dundervill, Naiara Mendioroz, and rehearsal assistant Heather Kravas. The acoustic environment by Zeena Parkins and lighting design by Thomas Dunn follow the score and frame this visible music.

Choreography and concept: DD Dorvillier
Acoustic environment, musical direction and analysis: Zeena Parkins
Performers: Fabian Barba, Nuno Bizarro, Walter Dundervill, Naiara Mendioroz
Artistic advisor/rehearsal assistant: Heather Kravas
Lighting design: Thomas Dunn

Costume design: Michelle Amet

Sound guru: Sébastien Roux
Technical director: Jeff Englander
Project manager: Milka Djordjevich 
European management: Colin Pitrat 

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Caden Manson is Editor In Chief and Curator of Contemporary Performance Network and co-founder and artistic director of Big Art Group, a New York City performance company founded in 1999.

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