How To Watch Dancing...

How To Watch Dancing (Looking Away From The Naked Emperor) is new solo work by Echo Echo Artistic Director Steve Batts...

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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

 

Upcoming Performances

29th (Irish Premiere) and 30th March 2019 - Echo Echo Studios, Derry-Londonderry

Tickets £10 / £8 concession. BOOK NOW

 

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

 

Review

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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Gallery

Images by Bazar Vizual https://www.facebook.com/BazarVizual/

 

Projects

Projects

Festival Workshop Tour (2019)

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Echo Echo Festival 2018

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Lost in Frost

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Echo Hunt

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Residency Programme

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Contact Improvisation

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Open House

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Echo Echo Contact Festival 2018

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In Tall Grass

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Music Programme

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Parent & Toddlers

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Fractals

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Ludo Lusi Lusum

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Making Moves Youth Dance

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Festival Open Call

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The Henry Girls and Echo Echo

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Echo Echo Festival 2017

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Walk By

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Without

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Old Bob's Tale

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How To Watch Dancing...

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Dance Picnic

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Body Wisdom

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Body Wisdom in the Community

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Consequences

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The Cove

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Kids Classes

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Ripple Affect

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The Motion Ensemble

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A Box

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Festival Workshop Tour (2018)

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Vertical. Nature. Base.

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Into Contact (2010-12)

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Echo Echo Festival 2015

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Echo Echo Festival 2014

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Echo Echo Festival 2016

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Festival Workshop Tour (2017)

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Festival Workshop Tour (2016)

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Echo Echo Festival 2013

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