SMOKE (working title)


 

In SMOKE  audiences will be invited to step into a theatre space filled up with haze and will be led through a journey in which the mist brings into focus what normally cannot be seen.
Fuelled by Igor and Moreno’s desire to look at our humanity with a humorous gaze, SMOKE  explores transience and the fleeting nature of human encounters. The performer’s bodies and voices appear and disappear in the mist, creating theatrical situations and imagery that reflect on the more instinctive aspects of the human psyche.

SMOKE is an exploration of perception and the audience’s experience will be central to Igor and Moreno’s  process of decision making. The choreography will insist on two spatial forms – the continuous but unpredictable shape of the sea waves and the ancestral form of a circle – to establish a kinaesthetic connection with the viewers. Also the sense of smell will come into play, thanks to a collaboration with a perfume maker.

SMOKE is a work in progress and will premiere in Autumn 2017.

  • Directed by: Igor Urzelai and Moreno Solinas
  • Devised and Performed by:
    Giorgia Nardin, Eleanor Sikorski, Moreno Solinas and Igor Urzelai,
  • Dramaturge: Simon Ellis
  • Sound Composition: Alberto Ruiz Soler
  • Set and Costume Design: Kasper Hanser
  • Costume Supervisor: Sophie Bellin Hansen
  • Lighting Design: Seth Rook Williams
  • Voice Coach: Melanie Pappenheim
  • Producer: Sarah Maguire
  • Production Manager: Hannah Blamire
  • Co-produced by: The Place and TIR Danza
  • Funded by: by the National Lottery through Arts Council England.
  • Commissioned by: The Place, The Lowry, Cambridge Junction, DanceEast and DanceXchange.
  • Supported by: The London Community Foundation and Cockayne – Grants for the Arts, Office for Cultural and Scientific Affairs Embassy of Spain (ES), Yorkshire Dance, South East Dance, Modern Dance Theatre (NL), Centro per La Scena Contemporanea (IT), ResiDance XL (IT), Dansateliers (NL), Zürich TanzHaus (CH), Extant, Roehampton University and El Graner (ES).
  • Directed by: Igor Urzelai and Moreno Solinas
  • Devised and Performed by:
    Moreno Solinas, Mansoor Ali, Giorgia Nardin and Eleanor Sikorski
  • Dramaturge: Simon Ellis
  • Sound Composition: Alberto Ruiz Soler
  • Set and Costume Design: Kasper Hanser
  • Costume Supervisor: Sophie Bellin Hansen
  • Lighting Design: Seth Rook Williams
  • Voice Coach: Melanie Pappenheim
  • Photographer: Alicia Clark
  • Video Documentation: Stacie Lee Bennett
  • Production Manager: Ian Moore