✭✭✭✭THE GUARDIAN ✭✭✭✭✭
EVERYTHING THEATRE ✭✭✭✭✭ THE QUOTIDIAN TIMES
We started with wanting to change the world with a performance. We felt like idiots.
Then we danced a lot. We jumped. We called on the folk traditions of Sardinia and the Basque Country. We sang. We jumped some more. We committed.
Now we promise to stick together. We promise to persevere. We promise to do our best.
Idiot-Syncrasy was nominated for the National Dance Awards 2015, the Total Theatre Awards 2015 and it was selected for Aerowaves 2015 and for the British Council Showcase 2015.
Meet the choreographers Igor Urzelai, Moreno Solinas, light designer Seth Rook Williams set&costume designers Kasper Hansen and Sophie Bellin-Hansen after the performance. They will tell about the work with the piece and you can ask them questions.
Created and Performed by: Igor Urzelai and Moreno Solinas
Artistic Associate: Simon Ellis
Voice Coach: Melanie Pappenheim
Lighting Design: Seth Rook Williams
Sound Design: Alberto Ruiz Soler
Costume & Set Design: KASPERSOPHIE
Costume Supervision: Sophie Bellin Hansen
Photographer: Alicia Clarke
Thanks to: Roberto Casarotto, Dantzagunea,Keren Kossow, Louise Jardin, Helen Holden, Wieke Eringa, El Graner, Justyna Latoch, Lola Maury, Laura Ortu, Alicia Otxandategi, SÍN Culturalis Központ, Jitka Tumova, Ann Van den Broek and everyone who has helped us.
Commissioned by The Place and created using funding from Arts Council funding through Grants for the Arts and with support from TIR danza, Yorkshire Dance, Cambridge Junction, Centro per la Scena Contemporanea, Bassano (Italy) and BAD Festival in Bilbao.
Premiered 25.10.2013 @ BAD Festival/La Fundición; Bilbao (Spain)
Igor Urzelai and Moreno Solinas are two London-based dance artists. They started creating collaboratively in 2007, founding ‘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.
Igor and Moreno make work about people and what makes us such special animals.
They want to reclaim the role of the theatre as a place for assembly and explore the cathartic properties of live performance.
Igor and Moreno received a number of awards and recognitions, including the Rudolf Laban Award 2010, top-20 Aerowaves 2011, 2013 and 2015 and a special mention at the Prix Jardin D’Europe. Most recently they have been nominated for the National Dance Awards 2015; they have also been nominated for the Total Theatre Awards 2015 and selected for the Edinburgh Fringe Festival British Council Showcase 2015. Igor and Moreno are currently associate artists of The Place and TIR Danza.