Dance performance „IDIOT-SYNCRASY“ / Igor and Moreno (Italy / Spain / UK)
Choreographed & performed by: Moreno Solinas and Igor Urzelai
Artistic Associate: Simon Ellis
Sound Designer: Alberto Ruiz Soler
Lighting Designer: Seth Rook Williams
Set & costume: KASPERSOPHIE
Voice coach: Melanie Pappenheim
Produced by: Igor and Moreno
Company Producer: Sarah Maguire
Supported through public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England.
Supported by: Yorkshire Dance, Cambridge Junction, Birdhouse Creative Ltd,
Centro per la Scena Contemporanea, Bassano (Italy) and BAD Festival in Bilbao.
Made at: The Place.
Duration: 60 min.
Location: @Kultūros fabrikas (Bangų g. 5A)
Idiot-Syncrasy Teaser - Andrea from Igor x Moreno on Vimeo.
2015 m. „Idiot-Syncrasy“ buvo nominuotas Nacionaliniams šokio apdovanojimams, „Total Theatre Awards“ ir atrinktas į „Aerowaves“ bei „British Council Showcase“ programas.
In 2015 “Idiot-Syncrasy” was nominated for the National Dance Awards, the Total Theatre Awards and it was selected for Aerowaves and for the British Council Showcase.
“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. We sang. We jumped some more. We committed. Now we promise to stick together. We promise to persevere. We promise to do our best.”
Dance performance “Idiot-Syncrasy” is a fun and energetic piece. It is a political statement about activism and perseverance, and a tender exploration of male identity and relationships. Through repetition and perseverance, dancers invite the audience to look at what we have and celebrate the bond between people and the individual’s ability to move forward.
Full of unexpected variations, “Idiot-Syncrasy” is a dance involving two radically different - though physically similar - performers, accompanied by a hypnotic sound track. Calling on traditional folk singing - eighteenth century Sardinian song – the song gradually turns into a jump that becomes part of them. Igor and Moreno keep jumping for 45 minutes while they move through the space, disappearing on one side and reappearing on the other. The tension grows and the audience is drawn into the scene, and when the climax is reached, it breaks to give way to a section when both performers spin on their own axis. As two satellites orbiting in space and never colliding, they generate a feeling of ecstasy, ending up into a sweaty and exhausting hug. It is an emotional hug in slow motion that generates a new force. The performers look back at the audience as if it was their turn to start jumping while the energy continues to grow more and more. And suddenly everything stops, and we feel like floating in the air.
*** Critics corner
“One of the most stunning, innovative, bold, daring, clever, funny and sexy shows I have seen in years” ✭✭✭✭✭ The Quotidien Times
“Unmissable! A simple but immersive performance that defies all initial expectations and explanations.” ✭✭✭✭✭ Everything Theatre
„Igor and Moreno“ is a London based contemporary dance company, directed by Igor Urzelai (Spain) and Moreno Solinas (Italy). Since forming in 2012, the company has extensively toured across the globe, which has been met by public and critical acclaim. Following on from Idiot-Syncrasy (2013), the company presented A Room For All Our Tomorrows (2015), Andante (2017), CAN’T (2019). The company makes works about people and what makes us such special animals. Its work is characterized by an interest in the moving body and the immediacy of action as a vehicle for meaning, ideas and desires. It wants to reclaim the role of the theatre as a place for assembly whilst exploring the cathartic properties of live performance. Across all works, the company has always tried to create a frame to share their views without dictating a single reading, instead creating space for reflection for the viewer. Igor Urzelai and Moreno Solinas graduated from London Contemporary Dance School in 2009. They co-founded award-winning collective BLOOM! Dance Collective (2010) as well as Hiru Dance Org (2012); and they have choreographed commissioned works as both individuals and under Igor and Moreno
Photo: from the company archive