|Lloyd Newson DV8 Physical Theatre|
John (World premiere)
The company, DV8 Physical Theatre, is just what it states, in English, "deviate"- different. They take risks, but not too many; an agreable mixture of dance and theatre, texts and videos, full of ideas. For his latest piece, Lloyd Newson interviewed 50 men in depth about their lives. The result is John, which premieres at ImPulsTanz 2014. The research goes into intimate detail. The interviewees talk – and dance – about their battles and abysses, their lonelinesses, loves and sexual passions. And so an intimacy unfolds as if under a burning glass, turning into a microcosm of life today: John is an instalment of the “Verbatim Dance Theatre” format, developed by Newson from documentary theatre since 2007, which also included earlier outstanding works such as To Be Straight With You and Can We Talk About This?.
To accompany the first performance of John, ImPulsTanz presents a retrospective of Lloyd Newson’s films with DV8 Physical Theatre.
Impulstanz 2014 Website
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