Leeds based contemporary dance company Möbius Dance return to Kala Sangam on Thursday 21 March for the World Premiere of two dance pieces and a short film.
Möbius Dance brings together two generations of choreographers, in a fast-paced, dynamic exploration of the relationship between movement and music. This year’s company comprises of four dancers from UK, Italy and Spain; Rob Anderson, Anna Fernández Melero, Iolanda Portogallo and Stefania Pinato, a unique, highly physical cast of north-based performers.
The triple bill is opened by a new work from award-winning choreographer Jamaal Burkmar, Time Moves Slow. With his music centred approach, Jamaal has created a frenetically dynamic work where relentless physicality pulls the dancers to their extremes.
In Dramatis Personae, former Phoenix Dance Theatre dancer Douglas Thorpe has created a powerful, theatrical piece that celebrates weird and wonderful behaviour and explores the idea that sometimes we have to put on a brave face in order to get along. Adding a piece of theatre to the night, Douglas’ piece plays with the peculiarities of four characters, whose awkward interactions result in a work with compelling and intertwined dynamics.
Completing the programme, Encounter Two is a new short film by Artistic Director of Möbius Dance Gianluca Vincentini. Exploring masculinity, what it means to be a man and why men are still discouraged from showing emotions, the film is a follow up to Encounter One, which premiered at Kala Sangam in March 2018.
Alex Croft, Creative Director of Kala Sangam said:
“I’m so delighted that the first opportunity audiences will have to see these pieces anywhere in the world is here in Bradford. At Kala Sangam, we’re committed to supporting the development of dance in all its forms, and to bringing the very best performances to the city – this performance allows us to do both! If you’ve ever been interested in Contemporary Dance then this show could definitely be for you, and our Pay What You Decide pricing means that you can come risk free.”
Gianluca Vincentini, Artistic Director of Möbius Dance said:
“The audience can expect a night of high quality physical dance, that will make them feel moved and challenged. They will also just want to get up and dance with us!”