(2015) is an intergenerational project in collaboration with five dancers aged 11 – 67 that sits at the intersection of dance and performance. The work explores the meetings between generations and how we feel about our public and private selves at different stages. Moving between the playful and furtive, childish innocence and adult desire, H2DANCE investigates the generation gap, norms and taboos, dignity, expectations and prejudices.
Concept, choreography and direction:
Hanna Gillgren and Heidi Rustgaard
Music: Sylvia Hallett
Lighting design: Andy Hammond
Dancers: Emilyn Claid, Darren Anderson, Laura Doehler alongside young dancers Honey Codrington-Makwana, Sandro Gillgren Bonfanti, Sean Dodgson and Ella Sophoclides.
Photo: Benedict Johnson
Funded by Arts Council England, Norwegian Arts Council, Swedish Arts Council and Region Värmland, Sweden. Co produced by Riksteatern, Karlstad Sweden, DansiT, Trondheim Norway, Trestle Arts Base, St Albans, DanceEast Ipswich, The Place London and Pavilion Dance South West, Bournemouth.
what the press says
“What Gillgren and Rustgaard manage to do with their humorous, endearing yet provocative work is avoid sentimentality or emotional overload. There is poignancy, texture, reflection and naughtiness.”
“Staging Ages is charming, funny and touching without being searching.”
“From being hyperactive teenagers to curious three years olds, from discovering your sexuality to feeling lost, this unique and original show sets out to demonstrate all of the different aspects of life through movement.”
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