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Postmodern Cool by Inés Belli & A white sustainable construction by Manuel Rodríguez

Croatian National Theatre * OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
Saturday 25 April, 2020 | 7pm–8:10pm


Postmodern Cool

Postmodern Cool by Inés Belli & A white sustainable construction by Manuel Rodríguez

In unison and emanating pulsing vibes, spiced up with a distinct sense of humour, five dancers work their way through iconic moves from the Jazz Dance repertoire. They re-invent and re-imagine other ways of presenting this dance genre. In the friction between the needs of the present and the traditions of the past, new expressions and aesthetic ideals arise to play wittily with the current perception of what jazz dance is and can be. 

Postmodern Cool is a determined effort to re-contextualize Jazz Dance aesthetics within a contemporary understanding of art, dance and choreography. It shows us that its quintessential form and style can be relevant on a contemporary stage today. How cool is that!

Choreography: Inés Belli
Performance: Sara Enger Larsen, Trine Lise Moe, Hedda Rivrud, Trude Amalie Leirpoll, Henriette Hamli
Music: Jordan Fields
Sound design: Terje Øverland
Light design: Martin Myrvold
Costumes: Signe Vasshus
Production assistant: Marit Falla Eriksen
Artistic Advisor: Ingri Fiksdal
Funded by: Arts Council Norway, Fund for Performing Artists
Co-production: Dansens Hus Oslo
Supported by: DansiT

Aerowaves artist profile: Inés Belli — Postmodern Cool


A white sustainable construction

Postmodern Cool by Inés Belli & A white sustainable construction by Manuel Rodríguez

Gazing at a landscape can alter our perception. We lose track of time and even of ourselves. Body and landscape become one. 

With a dream-like atmosphere, the trio of dancers in Manuel Rodríguez’ piece subtly evolve from slow-motion strolls to a delicate entwinement. A white sustainable construction is a landscape of bodies, a meeting place, to contemplate and to be contemplated.

Choreography and direction: Manuel Rodriguez
Performance: Cora Panizza, Núria Guiu Sagarra and Manuel Rodríguez
Lighting design: Horne Horneman
Supported by:  Graner Centre de Creació, Fundació Catalunya la Pedrera, Festival Sâlmon.

Aerowaves artist profile: Manuel Rodríguez — A white sustainable construction