Practice (2012)

A duet for theatre stages, 60mins

Practice is an intimate exploration into what makes bodies look familiar or strange. Through elaborate costume, peculiar interactions and useless dance two performers create states spanning the quiet, curious and carefree. As they perform, the fabric that dresses them is reconstructed into a set that surrounds them in a striking transformation of theatrical frame. Practice playfully confuses the forms of display that tell us who a body is.

Practice  is co-produced by Jardin d’Europe in partnership with Southbank Centre, with the support of the Culture Programme of the European Union. It is supported by the National Lottery through Arts Council England. With special thanks to Dance4.

Practice has been shown at Nottingham Contemporary in association with Dance4 and at Laban Theatre, London.

Credits:

Concept/Choreography: Nicola Conibere / Collaborators: Neil Callaghan, Helka Kaski (Performers/Choreography), Elena Koukoli (Choreographic Assistant), Lucille Acevedo-Jones (Costume), Mamoru Iriguchi (Design), Duncan MacLeod (Composer), Technical Manager (Nao Nagai)

Photos: Manuel Vason