2 Faced Dance, In the Dust
The Place Robin Howard Dance Theatre
17 Duke’s Road
London WC1H 9PY
Tickets: £15 (£12 conc)
Call 0207 121 1100 or visit www.theplace.org.uk
Premiered in Edinburgh earlier in the summer, In the Dust is a triple bill, including Subterrania, by guest choreographer Tom Dale, Politicking Oath by Place Prize finalist Freddie Opoku-Addaie, and 7.0, by 2Faced Dance’s Director Tamsin Fitzgerald. The work is darkly explosive, and confidently mixes hip-hop and contemporary dance styles.
Dale’s Subterrania is inspired by the evocative music of Shackleton, (Berlin-based dubstep pioneer), whose oozing bass lines combines with Dale’s movement to evoke epic images, juxtaposing chaotic urgency with rich warmth and musicality.
Opoku-Addaie’s Politicking Oath explores the ecstasy and adversity of Olympic oaths, national hymns and anthems. With an original score by Alberto Bernal, Politicking Oath is a funny take on the idea of rivalry, national representation and sport culture.
7.0 is inspired by Fitzgerald’s visit to Haiti, a year after the earthquake’s devastation. Created in collaboration with composer Alex Baranowski (Danny Boyle’s Frankenstein for the National Theatre, RSC’s Merchant of Venice) 7.0 questions the human reaction to natural destruction: how do we react when everything we take for granted is taken away?
2Faced Dance is one of the UK’s leading all-male, urban contemporary dance companies. Founded in 1999 , 2Faced Dance has established a reputation for repertoire that combines athletic contemporary dance with heart-stopping breaking moves.