Welcome to Nottdance 06!
As well as a clear desire to present new work from established international artists such as France’s Alain Buffard and many others who have never been represented in the UK before, this year’s festival also focuses on work that engages directly with our local audience and geography. Our major commission this year is Future, a collaborative project led by Austrian choreographer Willi Dorner, which addresses the changing nature of Nottingham and in particular the Eastside regeneration zone (pages 12-13). The work responds to the areas architecture, cityscapes and community views on the redevelopment, together with an exploration of what the future holds.
Another enquiry into personal lives involves forty non-performers from the East Midlands, all over 40 years of age, who construct a new theatre work with La Ribot, in 40 espontáneos (pages 6-7). Additional new work we are delighted to be presenting comes from UK-based Bock & Vincenzi, Germany’s Thomas Lehmen and Swiss choreographer Thomas Hauert. Plus we have a season of Brazilian work that has been programmed in collaboration with Fierce! festival, Birmingham and Panorama de Dança festival, Rio de Janeiro.
At Dance4 we are fundamentally interested in artists who question their own practice. So our approach to both the festival’s programme and our annual artistic programme is to be equally supportive of all enquiring artists whether they choose to classify their work specifically as dance, prefer not to be classified, or if they are navigating the space between art forms.
We would like to express sincere thanks to all our partners, and special thanks from me to the staff at Dance4 for their hard work. Please join us at Cast, this year’s festival bar, if you would like to participate in any of our brunch discussions or to meet the Dance4 team and artists who will be there after the shows.
Nottdance 2006 includes works by :
Adrian Howells (UK)
Alain Buffard (FR)
Blast Theory (UK)
Bock & Vincenzi (UK)
Goat and Ricochet Dance Productions (UK)
Gob Squad (UK)
Gustavo Ciríaco& Andrea Sonnberger (ES)
Jonathan Burrows & Matteo Fargion (UK)
La Ribot (ES/SW)
Luiz de Abreu (BR)
Manuel Vason (UK/IT)
Marcela Levi (BR)
Michel Groisman (BR)
non Catastrophe (UK)
Requardt & Company (UK)
Tamara Ashley & Simone Kenyon (UK)
Thomas Lehmen (DE)
Zoo / Thomas Hauert (SW/BE)
Home Page Image : La Ribot – 40 espontáneos. Photo Credit- Hugo Glendinning
About Page Image : Willi Dorner – Future.