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.
17 April 2013
Palestinian National Theatre, Jerusalem
20 April 2013
Ramallah Cultural Centre, Ramallah, Palestine
24 April 2013
Al Hussein Cultural Centre, Amman, Jordan
7 & 8 June 2013
Capitol/Tanzhaus NRW, Dusseldorf, Germany