UNLIMITED by Candoco Dance, Britain
13 - 23 April 2012
NCPA (Beijing), Oriental Performing Art Centre (Shanghai)
‘Parallel Lines’ is a stylish work that explores similarities and differences between people and cultures. The movement material reflects Marc’s curiosity about physical limitations as a source for creating dance, a result of him dancing using a wheelchair. The music is by Michael Galasso, and it drives the piece forward creating an experience of epic proportions.‘Set and Reset/Reset’ is a restaging project of Trisha Brown’s landmark piece from 1983, created in collaboration with her company. This is the first time that disabled dancers perform a work created originally for an exclusively non-disabled cast. The piece is full of playful and intricate moments while elegant and sensual. It was created after a series of improvisations where dancers were asked to ‘act on instinct’ while performing fragments of a detailed movement sequence, created for the original work. So the process of making is important for the final piece, maintaining a sense of freedom and spontaneity within a tight and precise frame.