Stephanie Schober creates sophisticated, raw-edged, lyrical dance with a rhythm and dynamism that makes it easy to engage with the full individuality of each dancer. Her latest duet, Newly, is inspired by the simple and effective use of patterns in Veljo Tormis’ choral compositions. The dancers follow the same principles in the music to create mesmerising imagery.
The Visible Men is a dance-game straddling contemporary dance and stand-up comedy, developed from the original idea for New Art Club's 2004 Place Prize piece The Short Still Show.
The creators of This is Modern and The Not Cracker put their collective imagination in a dark room, blow a whistle, pull down their pants, kick over a glass of red wine, force themselves through a series of pyscho-physical jerks and turn on the lights to see the results.
During the festival Tom and Pete will be creating weekly vodcasts, which can be viewed at www.danceumbrella.co.uk
Meet the Artist: Sat 27 October. Free to ticket holders after the performance
*A Brief Encounter with Stephanie Schober is a Dance Umbrella initiative which provides a platform for talented new choreographers and short works by established artists. Tickets for Stephanie Schober are £5 and must be booked by calling The Place Box Office on 020 7121 1100. Tickets are free if booked at the same time as New Art Club.
Added by Article19 on July 23, 2007