For this programme, we will restage Trisha Brown’s signature work Set and Reset from 1983, which confirmed her as a pioneer of contemporary dance.Using the original concepts from Trisha Brown’s playful choreography, Laurie Anderson’s contagious score and Robert Rauschenberg’s beautiful designs, we will reconstruct a new version of this audience favourite. The restaging project Set and Reset/Reset with Trisha Brown Dance Company will combine the original with Candoco dancer’s choreography.
French artist Rachid Ouramdane intertwines strong visuals and striking costumes with unforgettable soundscapes to create Looking Back– an atmospheric piece full of individuality. Drawing on the performers’ pasts, he reveals portraits of life to create poetic, often dark and ultimately compassionate dance work. For a first look behind the scenes watch this insight video featuring Rachid Ouramdane and dancers Chris Owen and Mirjam Gurtner, along with some studio footage.
These works herald our next 20 years by celebrating dance through time, presenting different ways of making dance and building on our rich experience as the company of disabled and non disabled dancers. Watch the promo video below.
The restaging project Set and Reset/Reset has been co-commissioned by Dance Umbrella.
Turning 20 has previously toured to:
Greenbelt Festival, UK
The Lowry, Manchester, UK
The Hawth Theatre, Crawley, UK
Queen Elizabeth Hall, Southbank Centre, London, UK
Lincoln Drill Hall, Lincoln, UK
Riley Theatre, Leeds, UK
Landmark, Ilfracombe, UK
Sadlers Wells, London, UK (Set and Reset/Reset as part of BDE 2012)
Laban Theatre, Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, London, UK
The Riverfront, Newport, UK
Lakeside, Nottingham, UK
Brighton Dome, Brighton, UK
Dundee Rep Theatre, Dundee, UK
Jersey Arts Centre, Jersey, UK
The Brewhouse Theatre, Taunton, UK
Artsdepot, London, UK
Live at LICA, Lancaster, UK
Festival 10 Sentidos, Valencia, Spain
Theatre Octogone Pully, Switzerland
East Jerusalem Palestinian National Theatre, Palestine
Ramallah Cultural Palace, Palestine
Amman AlHussein Cultural Centre, Amman, Jordan
Tanzkongress Dusseldorf, Germany