Fight or Flight? There is always a choice.
A gritty and explosive brand new triple bill from the award winning and physically adventurous 2Faced Dance Company. Featuring three new exhilarating commissions by world class choreographers Tamsin Fitzgerald, Lenka Vagnerova and newcomer Rebecca Evans, RUN explores the darker side of humanity, through an explosion of movement, theatre and design.
Thursday 13 October & Friday 14 October 2016
DanceXchange, The Patrick Studio, Birmingham Hippodrome
The choreography is inventively alive…
Exciting, hypnotic and strangely beautiful.
Speaking about RUN as part of an already exciting year for the company, Tamsin Fitzgerald, artistic director of 2Faced Dance, said:
“RUN marks a pivotal point for the company within both our touring history and the important work that we are leading on within gender equality. Having launched The BENCH and following our recent visit to India, we are really starting to see a spark of change surrounding the barriers faced by female choreographers working within the dance sector. With a new company of dancers and an exceptional choreographic, design and musical team working on the creation of the work, RUN will mark one of the most exciting periods within the company’s history and demonstrates a real commitment to supporting women as artists. Not because we have to but because they are talented, produce great work and this needs to be shared with people across the globe.”
Lenka Vagnerová, whose work explores the physical capabilities and boundaries of man’s body, said:
“I am very pleased that Tamsin Fitzgerald has asked me to be part of the company’s next triple bill. As a female choreographer I look forward to working with the company’s all-male group – I think it will be challenging and rewarding for both parties. I am curious to see how audiences react to an all-female choreographed bill, and if the choice of topics, movement qualities and theatrical situations are gender influenced. I have chosen to work on the theme of fallen angels, cast out from heaven for sin and rebellion. My intention is to find different layers and connections in mythological fallen angels and human beings in order to explore the choice of good and evil in our lives and life path. Our society is full of fallen angels…”
Rebecca Evans, The BENCH Fellow and in May 2016 awarded the ground-breaking initiative’s first commission to produce work as part of RUN, said:
“I am thrilled to receive this commission to work with 2Faced Dance. It is an honour to have my work shown alongside Tamsin and Lenka, two established choreographers. This opportunity to further develop my ideas would not have been possible without The BENCH, a programme of support for female choreographers of which I was one of the first Fellows. I can’t wait to get into the studio and create the first The BENCH commission!”
Original music by Angus MacRae and Tomas Vychytil
RUN is supported by Arts Council England, PRS for Music, Dance East, Theatr Brycheiniog, The Courtyard, Hereford.