How To Watch Dancing (Looking Away From The Naked Emperor)
A solo performance - in the form of a lecture - in the form of a performance.
Text/Stage Design: Steve Batts
Music: Chopin Nocturnes – Brigitte Engerer
Light: Barry Davis
29th (Irish Premiere) and 30th March 2019 - Echo Echo Studios, Derry-Londonderry
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Past Performances (Previews)
June 2018 - Centrul National al Dansului Bucurest (National Dance Centre Bucharest, Romania) - Premiere
12, 13 May 2018 - Echo Echo Studios, Derry-Londonderry - Previews
Excerpts from review of Bucharest performance published in GARBO online magazine (Romania):
'How to Watch Dancing' is a heartfelt philosophical performance about dance. I called it a 'dialectic of dance' and of dance practices, a show performed with so much grace which struck me and left me meditative for a long time after I saw the performance...
'How to Watch Dancing' is for everyone: for the contemporary dance spectators and for the dancers themselves because it answers to all those questions in an incredible way. It’s surprising to see the moment of a dance dissect with a surgical precision. And I remained with this impression that Stephen Batts is a dancer, a choreographer, a philosopher and also a 'surgeon'. His show 'How to Watch Dancing' is doing the almost impossible act of dissecting the dancing moment in a poetical way. What are we looking for that is not a tangible shape, but a complex manifestation of a performative body, developed in time and space?
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